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 from a United Airlines…View More UA3411: On Being a Randomly Picked Asian
Recently all 10 of the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) submitted their resignations to President Trump. The main reason: Trump’s policies have adversely affected Asian Americans in particular and minorities in general.…View More America at a Crossroads: Land of Hope or Fear?
Dear Cousin, What is it like to be an immigrant in America these days? Is it still worth coming, you ask, and is the American dream still possible? Your questions gave me pause. Who from…View More Is America Still A Nation of Immigrants?
People take pride in the food they eat, and ethnic communities especially form and retain their identities around their traditional cuisines. What’s Italian without pasta? Or Thai without their Tom Yum Goong? For the Vietnamese,…View More War Over “Authentic” Vietnamese Cuisine
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My mother is 82 and suffering from dementia, but the moment she heard that I was going to give a speech to Vietnamese youth in Canada, she sort of regained her full faculties and perked…View More A Journey to Self-Liberation: from Vietnam to North America
CNN recently reported that college applications from Chinese foreign students to the US sounded exactly the same. In fact, one admission officer read a phrase in one of the applications that sent up red flags: “Insert girl’s…View More In Asia, Cheating to the Test