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‘Crazy Rich Asians’ and me

Race Issues | Reflections from a Korean-American on the film phenomenon
by Sophia Lee
Posted 8/27/18, 06:02 pm

Over the past few months, many Asian-Americans have been quivering with anticipation for a movie they say they’ve been awaiting for too long: When was the last time we Asian-Americans had a major Hollywood production with an all-Asian cast? One that doesn’t involve karate chops, nerdy inch-thick glasses, and white-faced, oversexualized geishas? Trailers for Crazy Rich Asians ran on my social media feeds for weeks before the premiere, the algorithms theorizing that since I’m Korean-American and like movies, I would probably want to see two Asian lead characters smooch on screen.

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Associated Press/Photo by Gerry Broome

UNC protesters topple Confederate statue

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 8/21/18, 11:39 am

Protesters on Monday night pulled down a Confederate monument at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill whose symbolism has been a source of debate for years. The bronze soldier known as “Silent Sam” was erected in 1913 as a memorial to students and alumni who fought and died for the Confederacy in the Civil War but also served as a reminder of the South’s history of racism. Hundreds of protesters Monday thwarted police, who have constantly guarded the monument in recent months, by concealing the statue with large banners as they tied a rope or cable around it.

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Associated Press/Photo by Jacquelyn Martin

D.C. keeps peace during white supremacist march

by Kent Covington
Posted 8/13/18, 11:52 am

Demonstrators turned out in the nation’s capital on Sunday to mark the one-year anniversary of a deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va. Patrol cars escorted a group of about 30 white supremacists from a Metro station to a park near the White House as thousands of counterprotesters chanted and spoke against the group. Jason Kessler, who organized the Charlottesville rally, also led the Washington, D.C., event.

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