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New Sesame Street Song ‘Proud of Your Eyes’ Addresses Anti-Asian Bullying

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Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit behind “Sesame Street,” released a video on June 23 titled “Proud of Your Eyes” to address anti-Asian bullying as part of an initiative to help children and their families have open conversations about race.

The video: Featuring one of “Sesame Street’s” Muppet friends, the video focuses on an experience dealt with by many Asian Americans as Analyn, a Filipino American girl, is ridiculed for her eyes. 

How Comedian Simmone Park Struggled With Not Wanting to Be White, Being Accepted as an Asian

Simmone Park, like many Asians around the world, struggled with coming to terms with her dual identity as a North Korean Canadian woman.

As a speaker and standup comedian, Park had an honest and vulnerable conversation with NextShark where she opened up about her journey of overcoming racism as a child. This eventually manifested itself as internalized racism in her adult years.

African-Chinese Model Urges Singaporeans to Stop Using the N-Word on Twitter

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An African-Chinese teen is making a stand to urge Singaporeans to never use the n-word – unless they are black.

Melanie Kasise, a 16-year-old teen model, urged other Singaporeans to stop using the racial slur. Kasise, who is of African and Chinese descent, further admitted that she hates using the word even though one could argue has a claim to it as a black woman.

Harvard Admits That White College Applicants Had ‘Stronger’ Recommendations Than Asian Americans

Asian American applicants are supposedly failing to get into Harvard University partly because of weaker recommendations suggested by a school official. 

On the second day of trial of the high-profile lawsuit alleging that the university discriminates on the basis of race, Harvard’s Dean of Admissions, William Fitzsimmons testified that White applicants had “somewhat stronger” recommendations than their Asian American counterparts.

Poor Asian-American Girls End Up Richer Than Poor Asian-American Boys, Study Says

Researchers at Stanford, Harvard and the Census Bureau recently published an extensive study comparing income inequality between genders and races in the United States.

Anonymous earnings and demographic data gathered from 20 million children in America revealed how incomes varied in their adulthood — virtually every American in their 30s — based on their demographic, reports The New York Times.

Dear Fellow Caucasians, Let’s Stop Using The Term ‘Colorblind’

Last week’s controversy surrounding Hellboy’s executive producer Christa Campbell wasn’t so much of an eye-opener as it was a reminder that, despite the onslaught of articles, op-eds, and tweets we read daily surrounding race, the willingness to ignore the conversation permeates every level of society and influence.

“Stop projecting your own sh*t onto us. We are all one. We don’t see colors or race,” said Campbell in a now deleted tweet, defending the casting decision of Ed Skrein, a non-Asian actor, to play Japanese-American Ben Daimio.