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We can’t afford to be quiet and complacent anymore. Learn about issues, candidates, and policies that affect the Asian American community and beyond.

The Ins and Outs of Affirmative Action: California 2020 Proposition 16

The Ins and Outs of Affirmative Action: California 2020 Proposition 16

When you hear the phrase “affirmative action,” what is the first thought that comes to mind? Your thinking probably immediately turns to race in the context of school admissions. Maybe you imagine racial quotas. Now, take a breath. In California, those headed to the...

California State Treasurer Chats About Leadership and Finance

California State Treasurer Chats About Leadership and Finance

Leadership has been on my mind a lot lately — on the national level as we head into an election year, as well as in my personal life as I think about who is in charge, what power entails, and what leaders do. There are many different kinds of leaders, but one thing...

Seema Nanda: Making an Impact

Seema Nanda: Making an Impact

In August 2018, Seema Nanda took over as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), becoming the first Asian American in recent memory appointed to the role. As CEO, Nanda manages the day-to-day operations of the DNC and supports the...

Angry Asian Girls Shatter Expectations of Being an Angry, Asian Girl

Angry Asian Girls Shatter Expectations of Being an Angry, Asian Girl

To understand Angry Asian Girls (AAG), the Boston-based collective, everything to know is right in the name: They empower their community by giving a voice to angry Asian girls, or folks who want to push against the supremacist mainstream. The organization hosts...

Trump Ends DACA, Impacting Around 800,000 Undocumented Youth

Trump Ends DACA, Impacting Around 800,000 Undocumented Youth

This morning, the White House (under the direction of Trump) announced that it is ending DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, an Obama-era initiative that grants work permits to undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children. The move...

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