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  • We liked it so we put five rings on it

    Here at The Slant, we embrace the Olympics with Leslie Jones-level enthusiasm. So we’re eager to see a few things unfold, including Korean culture at the opening ceremony, North and South Korea marching together, and whether or not all those Russian athletes will be allowed to compete. This year, Team USA is sending their most…

  • What’s the story behind Fred Korematsu?

    This story was originally published in the February 2, 2018 edition of The Slant. Want Asian American news, media and culture in your inbox every Friday? Subscribe here. Tuesday, January 30th, was the birthday of Fred Korematsu—the Japanese American civil rights leader who refused to be interned during World War II. He was the one that…

  • What do we mean when we talk about “Asian Americans”?

    This story was originally published in the February 2, 2018 edition of The Slant. Want Asian American news, media and culture in your inbox every Friday? Subscribe here. The Massachusetts Asian American community turned out in strong numbers Tuesday to comment on a bill that would require the state to use more specific ethnic designations than…

  • It’s Black History Month!

    This story was originally published in the February 2, 2018 edition of The Slant. Want Asian American news, media and culture in your inbox every Friday? Subscribe here. It’s BHM, and we are here for it. But as the man who inspired Black History Month, Dr. Carter Woodson, argued, this month doesn’t compensate for the rest…

  • Refugees past and present

    This story was originally published in the January 26, 2018 issue of The Slant. Want Asian American news, media and culture in your inbox every Friday? Subscribe today. In 1939, President of the Philippines Manuel L. Quezon enabled a policy approving 10,000 visas for Jewish refugees to travel to the islands, then a commonwealth of…

  • How (not) to talk about gentrification

    This story was originally published in the January 26, 2018 issue of The Slant. Want Asian American news, media and culture in your inbox every Friday? Subscribe today. Los Angeles’ Chinatown has historically been an area of disinvestment. But recently, it’s been flagged as a prime location for wealthy developers due to its proximity to…

  • Again with the model minority stuff

    This story was originally published in the January 19, 2018 issue of The Slant. Want Asian American news, media and culture in your inbox every week? Subscribe here. When Trump made that horrifically racist comment about immigrants from Haiti and Africa, he also mentioned he would “welcome immigrants from Asia.” Supporters defended him, saying it doesn’t…

  • Is it too late now to An-sari?

    This story was originally published in the January 19, 2018 issue of The Slant. Want Asian American news, media and culture in your inbox every week? Subscribe here. Confused? Disappointed? Angry? Does it all sound a little too familiar? Us too. The Slant‘s staff alone has been through probably 72 different emotions since the story broke Saturday.…

  • Let’s take it one week at a time

    This story was originally published in the January 19, 2018 issue of The Slant. Want Asian American news, media and culture in your inbox every week? Subscribe here. Last week, Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials raided 7-Eleven stores across the the U.S., asking employees for papers. Those employees included several Indian American and other South…

  • HOOOO BOY HAS THIS BEEN A WEEK OR WHAT

    This story was originally published in the January 12, 2018 issue of The Slant. Want Asian American news, media and culture in your inbox every week? Subscribe here. Let’s make like The Cure and talk about this frickin’ week. MONDAY: Trump says H1-B visa holders don’t have to leave once their visa expires, although the visa…