F/Pilipino Americans: Missing from the Model Minority

** Author’s Note on Community Terminology: there is an academic and cultural dispute over whether Filipino or Pilipino is best to describe the diaspora from the Philippines. In recognition of the indecision, F/Pilipino is used in this piece.** Arguably, the biggest plague of Asian America’s history is the image of being the model minority. This…

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APIDA Community Disappointed in Proposition 16 Results

Amid the hectic nature surrounding the 2020 presidential election, Californians were also fighting their own battle: the fight for affirmative action through Proposition 16. If passed, Proposition 16 would have repealed Proposition 209, which passed in 1996 and outlawed the consideration of race and ethnicity from public education, employment, and contracting. Affirmative action is best…

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