Liu’s Ken doll is part of Mattel’s most recent launch — a Barbie doll line inspired by Greta Gerwig’s upcoming film, “Barbie.”2 MIN READ
Montana Bans TikTok: Montana Governor Greg Gianforte has signed a first-of-its-kind law making it illegal for TikTok to operate in the state, potentially triggering a legal fight with the company.
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Biden on Japanese American incarceration camps: In a recent statement, President Joe Biden called the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II “one of the most shameful periods in American history.” The White House published Biden’s statement on Feb. 19 — the Day of Remembrance of Japanese American Incarceration.
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Din Tai Fung founder dies at 96: Yang Bing-yi, “passed away peacefully” on Saturday, according to a company statement. The caused of death has not been released and his family is asking for privacy while they plan the funeral. Yang mmigrated from China to Taiwan when he was 20 “with 20 dollars in his pockets” before starting his soup dumpling empire. Din Tai Fung received a Michelin Star in 2009 and now has 170 locations around the world. (Source: CNN, CNA)
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Sikhism officially in Virginia schools: The state of Virginia has become the 17th state in the United States to include Sikhism in its school curriculum.
As we celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, it’s important to remember historic events and sociocultural narratives that continue to affect the community today. From old discriminatory laws influenced by the “yellow peril” to more brazen acts of violence against “COVID spreaders,” Asian Americans barely had a break from being subjects of destructive prejudice.
Carl Samson is a Senior Editor for NextShark
World’s oldest known flush toilet unearthed in China. The world’s oldest flush toilet may have been discovered by archaeologists in China. During the summer last year, a research team at the Yueyang archaeological site in the Chinese city of Xi’an found parts of the 2,400-year-old lavatory and a bent flush pipe, local news outlets reported.