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This land was made for you and me?

My Asian American identity is composed of traditions from both my heritage and nationality. Whether it be watching fireworks on the Fourth of July, eating dumplings on Lunar New Year or spending summers in my grandparents' complex in Xi'an, I carry both cultures with me.
September 6, 2020

Whenever I travel to a foreign country, my American passport tells my identity. Gold eagle stamped on navy blue. Carrying it to visit relatives in China for weeks at a time, I spoke English with my sister...

Presidential candidates, climate protesters and DNC members convene at summer meeting in San Francisco

Tom Perez, chairman of the DNC, addresses DNC members and their guests during one of the
Hearing the perspective of protesters, high schoolers and presidential candidates at the event
August 26, 2019

Outside the Hilton San Francisco Union Square Hotel on Friday, supporters of presidential candidate Tom Steyer cheered and waved blue “Tom 2020” posters. Dispersed throughout the lobby, people of all...

“Not left, not right, forward”: Presidential candidate Andrew Yang solicits the support of tech workers and Asian Americans in the Bay Area

In his speech at a fundraiser in Morgan Hill yesterday, Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang called himself “the opposite of Trump: an Asian man who likes math.” Of people who voted for Trump in 2016, 10 percent have said that they support Yang.
August 22, 2019

“How many of you work in technology?” Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang asked the over 150 people having lunch at circular tables around him.  About half the people in the room raised...

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