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  • Native Hawaiians in poor health compared to rest of U.S.

    This story was originally e-mailed in The Slant on July 28, 2017. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the first national health study focused on Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders this week. And after interviewing 11,000 Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders in 2014, the CDC says Native Hawaiians are in worse health than…

  • Nobody saw this coming

    This story was originally e-mailed in The Slant on July 28, 2017. Remember that one time when a band named after a racial slur got the Supreme Court to strike down a law preventing offensive trademarks? Wait, was that just last month? Time goes by so slowly. Anyway, if you thought people wouldn’t take advantage…

  • Death Note producer realizes the power of words

    This story was originally e-mailed in The Slant on July 21, 2017. Three weeks ago, you might have seen the first trailer for Death Note, Netflix’s adaptation of the Japanese phenomenon about a dude with a magic notebook that kills anyone whose name is written in it. (It’s manga, is what we’re saying.) We already…

  • 💓✨ CHERY’S CORNER OF LOVE ✨💓

    Where I ponder if I believe in a thing called love, expect answers to open ended questions, and use humor as a defense mechanism. The topic this week is mixed-race couples. Y’all, this is a Real Thing that people Freak Out about. This is on my mind because I watched The Big Sick last week.…

  • Hitting the bamboo ceiling in law

    This story was originally e-mailed in The Slant on July 21, 2017. On Tuesday, Yale Law School and the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association released a study on Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) representation in law. According to the study, AANHPI make up 10 percent of top law school graduates, although…

  • Where does Ranch 99 get its bok choy?

    This story was e-mailed in the 7/14/2017 issue of The Slant. If you’ve ever thought about selling your garden strawberries at the local farmer’s market, you probably got as far as “lugging crates in your Camry” before giving up entirely. (Personal experience.) But for farmers, growing, marketing, and moving produce is a daily reality. And…

  • Could someone call a referee?

    This story was e-mailed in the 7/14/2017 issue of The Slant. Remember Tami Barker, the Airbnb host who canceled a woman’s reservation with a message saying “One word says it all. Asian”? Well, the Department of Fair Employment and Housing got involved and got creative. Instead of paying fees to those who were harmed, the…

  • Time for a vocabulary lesson

    This story was e-mailed in the 7/14/2017 issue of The Slant. If you haven’t listened to W. Kamau Bell and Hari Kondabolu’s podcast, “Politically Re-Active,” now’s a perfect time to start. This week, Bell and Kondabolu interviewed Janet Mock, trans writer, activist, TV host, and New York Times bestselling author. You know, among other things.…

  • (Loss of) Independence Day

    This story was e-mailed on 7/7/2017. For more like this, subscribe to The Slant! 58 years ago, Hawaii became the 50th state to join the United States. But while Americans in the other 49 states might have loved the prospect of a new vacation spot joining the Union, Native Hawaiians had some very valid reasons…

  • More like Hawaii-Five-No

    This story was e-mailed on 7/7/2017. For more like this, subscribe to The Slant! Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park, stars of CBS’s “Hawaii Five-0,” announced on July 3rd that they will not return for the show’s eighth season this fall. Turns out CBS offered them salaries 10-15 percent lower than that of their white co-leads, Alex…