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Opinion: Amerika—Amnesty for a Convicted Felon, 800,000 Young People Summarily Condemned

By Alberto Ledesma New America Media I first became a “dreamer” more than 40 years ago. That is when my parents brought my sisters and me to the heart of East Oakland for what we thought was...

Saigon-Houston Radio: Our Community Rescued Itself When Harvey Came

By Andrew Lam New America Media Editor’s Note: Thanh-Thuy Vu is owner of Saigon Radio KREH 900-AM, the only full-service, full-time Asian station in Greater Houston. For the city’s nearly 40,000 Vietnamese residents, and for many more in Greater...

Can Hate Be Healed?

Can hate be healed? The question has been central to Tim Zaal's life. When Zaal was 17, he and his friends went looking for a night-time brawl in West Hollywood. Near a crowded hangout called Oki Dogs on Santa Monica Boulevard, they spotted a group of young people and yelled, “Let’s go kill the faggots!” They chased one gay, homeless boy, 14, into an alley and beat him. As he lay on the ground, Zaal kicked him in the forehead with a razor-studded boot, knocking him unconscious.

The Vietnam War: An Interview with Ken Burns and Lynn Novick

 The Vietnam War, Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s ten-part, 18-hour documentary series, will premiere September 17, 2017 on PBS. It tells the epic story of one of the most divisive and controversial events in American history. Burns and Novick spent 10 years making the movie and it includes testimonies of nearly 80 witnesses from all sides—Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as combatants and civilians from North and South Vietnam.

Trump’s Immigration Plan Would Have Kept Out My Father

My father came to America from China in 1912, the 30th year of the Chinese Exclusion Act, and somehow he was able to get in legally even though he, uh, didn’t tell the whole truth

‘We Should Not Be Fooled’—API Leaders Condemn New Immigration Bill

By Elena Shore New America Media SAN FRANCISCO—Asian American leaders in San Francisco condemned a Republican bill to reduce legal immigration, saying it would “decimate” Asian American communities. The Trump administration announced its support of the bill...

Rise in ‘Bigoted Incivility’—When Your Groceries Come With a Side of Hate

By Peter Schurmann New America Media SAN FRANCISO–When Mohammad S. put in for a delivery with Instacart, the San Francisco company that allows users to order groceries online, the last thing he expected was that he’d...

Analysis: When Hate Speech Became a Movement

By Andrew Lam New America Media Just over a year ago Microsoft introduced Tay, an AI chatbot that was designed to learn from and replicate online chatter. Tay, according to Business Insider, “responds to users' queries and...

UA 3411: On being a randomly picked Asian

By Andrew Lam New America Media In America, when a source of authority says it randomly singles you out, you should always be wary. On Monday, video surfaced of a Vietnamese American, David Dao, being forcefully dragged...

How safe are DACA recipients?

Elena Shore New America Media When it comes to Trump’s changes to immigration policy, many immigrants have a common question: Who is affected and what do the changes mean for them? It’s a question that Martha Ruch,...