Being comfortable in our own skin

When I was young, I spent countless summer days playing in my backyard. But the thrill of baking mud pies and burying time capsules faded as soon as I came into the house.  “Look how dark you’ve gotten,” my mom and grandma scolded. In high school and college, my Caucasian classmates complimented each other on…

Hepatitis B: do you know your status?

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTQMHRpxqG8] According to the American Liver Foundation, “Hepatitis B is a serious disease that affects one out of ten Asian Americans and their families. Among immigrants, the prevalance can be as high as one in seven.” Sounds scary, huh?  But we college students got the vaccinations in high school, so we don’t have to worry,…

Swatting the WASPY.gov

We featured Don Nakanisi, director of the Asian American Studies Center last quarter in our feature story: Activism Through Education.  Nakanishi has a great interview in an AP story on Salon.com titled: Asian-American Political Profile Rising in the U.S. “Many people of Asian descent have stepped beyond their national identities to develop a pan-Asian perspective,…