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I Spent Half My Life Feeling Shame For Being Asian In America. Here’s What Changed.

Grieving for my grandparents and my culture shifted something inside me.

There is a private hell that comes with being a first-generation kid. Growing up in a town where nearly 80 percent of the population is white, I learned very quickly that cultural identities were to be concealed rather than celebrated. It wasn’t until my grandparents’ death that I felt the weight of everything I had fallen away from.

How Asian Americans Became the Center of the Affirmative Action Debate

In October 2022, the Supreme Court will hear two cases that could decide the future of using race in admissions across the country.

By many standards, Michael Wang, 25, was a perfect student in high school. Wang graduated in the top 0.5 percent of his class with a 4.67 weighted GPA, near-perfect test scores and countless extracurriculars. When all of this resulted in rejections from his first-choice schools, he wondered: Had he been rejected because he was Asian American?

I Didn’t Report My Rape So That I Could Live the Life I Worked Hard For

Choosing to Be the Woman Following Her Dreams

One in five women are raped at some point in their lives, and 63 percent of sexual assaults are not reported to police. Many women face life-altering shame and backlash for coming forward, and for me, there were deeply personal reasons behind my reasoning that affected my recovery and career.

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