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Nuanced talk about arguably the most pressing social issue of our time.

Mean Girls: An Asian American Retrospective

Mean Girls used to be one of my favorite movies. The plot was full of laugh-out-loud moments and characters who stretched the imagination, but...
Chinese Mississippians Tommy Quon

Vanilla Ice, Chinese Mississippians, and Hip-Hop

As described in The Big Payback, an extremely thorough chronicle of the hip-hop industry, Tommy Quon was a Chinese-American from Greenville, Mississippi. He owned...

‘Wind River’ and Wow, We Don’t Care About Native Americans

Light spoilers are contained in the article. No major plot twists or reveals though, promise! Wind River is star-studded, brilliant, and you don't even know...

A Thought: Asian Americans Can’t Rock Out

Name one Asian American musician in a major scene or subgenre in American music. This prompt on its own warrants some pushback against what my...

Young Nudy Said “Nigger” On “4L” And Made Me Uncomfortable

"4L"—a nod to some gang shit in Atlanta that I know nothing about—off of I Am > I Was smacks. 21 Savage's growth as a rapper...

The Effect of Kaepernick’s Protest

We never thought we'd care about the voice of Eagles' linebacker Myke Tavarres. Or see a White United States Army veteran support a protest...
Not All White People

College Cheating Scandal, Selective Colorblindness, And, Of Course, Not ALL White People!

Note: This piece does not delve into details of the 2019 college admissions bribery scandal. Here is a good article for that. To the Daily...

‘Dope’: Blackness, Pop Culture, and Growing Up in 2015

Revolving around a circus of coinciding storylines and Malcolm's issues of self-understanding, Dope serves as a humorous representation of popular youth culture in 2015...

Stop. Rachel Dolezal is not “Transracial”

You can be angry, amused, confused, or some combination of those feelings. Frankly, they're all valid when it comes to this Rachel Dolezal story. It...

England Forced To Accept Muslim Excellence

England's top professional footballer and London's new mayor are both Muslim. To top off Leicester City's miraculous season, Riyad Mahrez became the first Muslim footballer...