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7 Things Not to Say To or Ask an Asian American Youth

1. “Where are you from? No, where are you really from?” This question instantly gives an Asian American youth an identity crisis. This question is an assumption that every Asian is an immigrant. However, within...

7 Things Not to Say To or Ask an Asian American Youth

In October 2018, Diane Narasaki will retire after 22 years as executive director of Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS). Headquartered next to Martin Luther King Jr. Way in Beacon Hill, ACRS serves mostly low-income Asian Pacific Islanders, offering mental health care, aging services, addiction treatment, help with issues like citizenship, legal matters, domestic violence, gambling, education and referrals, and more. The organization also advocates for social justice and civic engagement