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Vietnamese organizing reimagined: Why the activism around Tommy Le was not a surprise

Vietnamese organizing reimagined: Why the activism around Tommy Le was not a surprise

Bao H. Nguyen January 3, 2018 0

The killing of Tommy Le could have easily gone unnoticed. Neither a star athlete nor a standout student, this son to Vietnamese immigrants and brother to four other siblings lived a rather unremarkable life

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Op-Ed: Asians Go Viral and Sell Smartphones, But Can We Sell the Asian Image?

Op-Ed: Asians Go Viral and Sell Smartphones, But Can We Sell the Asian Image?

Bao H. Nguyen February 7, 2013 0

Photo credit: allkpop.com. Last year, South Korea broke through the tough barrier of American mainstream pop culture when Korean rapper Psy galloped his way into everyone’s music library.  “Gangnam Style” still stands as the

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Q&A: Mychal Boiser, Owner of the Award-winning Kona Kai Coffee Co.

Bao H. Nguyen November 23, 2012 0

Hawaii native Mychal  Boiser owns and operates Kona Kai Coffee Co. in Kent with his wife Maryum. Last month, Kona Kai won the King County Workforce Development Small Business of the Year. This comes

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It’s Time to Break the Stereotype of Who and What an Activist Is

It’s Time to Break the Stereotype of Who and What an Activist Is

Bao H. Nguyen October 3, 2012 0

Like all professions, there is a certain set of jargon that comes with working in the community, especially where social justice is involved. And as inherent with language, some of the terminologies elicit generally

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Is There A Lack of Diversity in Asian American Studies?

Bao H. Nguyen August 15, 2012 0

Asian American Studies (AAS) 206 is undoubtedly a popular course at the University of Washington (UW). During the winter quarter, enrollment can reach as high as 200 students and seats usually fill up quickly.

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Bao’s Suggestions for Summer Reading

Bao’s Suggestions for Summer Reading

Bao H. Nguyen July 4, 2012 0

In an unending effort to promote reading and literacy, the IE will occasionally feature summer reading suggestions from people in our community. We hope our readers will be inspired to pick up a book

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South Seattle’s Ultimate Sport

South Seattle’s Ultimate Sport

Bao H. Nguyen April 4, 2012 0

“It’s ultimate,” one of the kids replied when Frank Nam asked about a game they were playing. “Ultimate … what?” Nam asked, confused. Turns out it was ultimate Frisbee but since Frisbee is a

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Op-Ed: Are Refugee Stories Creating a New Stereotype?

Bao H. Nguyen July 20, 2011 Comments Off on Op-Ed: Are Refugee Stories Creating a New Stereotype?

The most significant introduction I received soon after coming to the United States was to the world of literature.  I was immediately smitten and my eyes could not stop scanning page after page of

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History Repeats Itself A New Generation Moves into the Historic Milwaukee Hotel

Bao H. Nguyen July 7, 2011 Comments Off on History Repeats Itself A New Generation Moves into the Historic Milwaukee Hotel

Walking around Chinatown, most pedestrians hardly ever look higher than the ground floor despite the fact that many buildings in the area are four to five stories tall. What is there to look at

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API Male Oppression: Stuck between a rock and a hard place

Bao H. Nguyen June 15, 2011 8

Take a moment and try this exercise. Picture an Asian man in one of these roles: a star quarterback, CEO of a big company, a popular politician, a fashion model. It is not easy,

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