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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...

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It’s the Affirmative Action for Me: A Conversation With California Faculty Association Representatives on CA Prop 16

Affirmative action is always a hot button topic. Yet this year, California’s 24-year ban on affirmative action is up on the ballot. You might think this...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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After a Year and a Half, Chinese Americans Revisit Their Decision to Vote for Trump

Last winter, before the 45th President of the United States was elected, Mochi asked Chinese Americans why they voted for Donald Trump. With less than 25...

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Nadya Okamoto is Shifting the Menstrual Conversation, One Period at a Time

Not many 19-year-olds can boast that they were the youngest candidate to run for Cambridge City Council or that they co-founded a non-profit organization that...

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Asian American Hate Crimes Are on the Rise And This Crime Tracker Wants to Make Sure These Issues Get a Spotlight

In February 2017, Dyne Suh was rejected from renting an Airbnb property because of her race. To some, Suh’s Airbnb experience was an outrageous violation of...

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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...

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In Trump’s America, a Month Feels Like a Four-Year Term

On November 8, Donald J. Trump was elected the 45th president of the United States. It’s been more than a month since his inauguration, and since then, the...

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