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Kat Chow

Kat Chow appears in the following:

Overthinking It: Using Food As A Racial Metaphor

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Why do we use fruits, vegetables, Twinkies and other food items to describe the idea of someone being [Race A] on the inside, [Race B] on the outside?

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How Are Different Asian-American Groups Faring Economically?

Saturday, August 30, 2014

In a recent report, the U.S. Department of Labor broke down different economic outcomes among Asian-American and Pacific Islander ethnic subgroups.

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How The 'Kung Fu Fighting' Melody Came To Represent Asia

Thursday, August 28, 2014

The nine-note tune made famous in Carl Douglas' 1974 song has served as a stereotype of Asian music since the 19th century.

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An Officer Shot A Black Teen, And St. Louis Rioted — In 1962

Thursday, August 21, 2014

As we unpack St. Louis' long, tense history of racial unrest amid continuing protests in Ferguson, Mo., we find striking parallels between the events of years past and those of the past few weeks.

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While Films And TV Shows Miss Latinos, A YouTube Outlet Grows

Friday, August 15, 2014

Since it was created in 2012, the MiTú network has been rapidly expanding to meet demand for Latino Web content. Now, it's partnering with Televisa, a Spanish-language media company.

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Roundtable: The Past And Present Of 'Yellowface'

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Have more non-Asian actors, musicians and others been trying to don makeup or clothes in an attempt to look "Asian," or are we just better at noticing it? Three experts weigh in on the phenomenon.

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Simmering Online Debate Shows Emoji Is In The Eye Of The Beholder

Friday, August 01, 2014

A report from a local Philadelphia TV station is reigniting a debate and getting people all up in arms. (Or should we say, up in hands?)

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How 'Ching Chong' Became The Go-To Slur For Mocking East Asians

Monday, July 14, 2014

Spoiler alert: Like many bad things in life, some of the first usages of the slur that we could find are from children's rhymes.

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Top Stories: Citigroup Pays Billions In Case; Gaza Violence

Monday, July 14, 2014

Also: Salvage crews are working to refloat a capsized cruise ship in Italy; more small earthquakes shake Oklahoma; and a stolen car caused a fatal bus crash in Indiana.

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Immigrants Sending Money Back Home Face Fewer Options

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

The giant remittances economy has been expanding for years. Facing tighter regulations, big banks are nixing services that let people send money across borders.

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Book News: Amazon Makes Direct Offer To Hachette Authors

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Also: the CIA style manual; Nancy Andreasen on the origins of creativity.

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Why We Asked Experts To Annotate The Civil Rights Act

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

On the 50th anniversary of the bill's passage into law, a host of lawyers, journalists, authors and other experts delve into its history and impact. Explore their insights in this interactive app.

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Why Chipotle Is Accused Of Contributing To A Culture Of Invisibility

Saturday, May 24, 2014

The fast-casual chain announced it will be featuring original stories from famous writers in its restaurants. Missing from the equation? Mexican-American writers.

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You'll Be Seeing More Asian-Americans On Network TV This Fall

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

It's been decades since we've had an Asian-American network series. The fall roster has not one but five notable upcoming shows featuring Asian-Americans in leading roles.

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Who's Waiting On Death Row?

Saturday, May 03, 2014

Black men make up a strikingly large percentage of the approximately 3,100 inmates on death row. The ratio of white to black inmates serving death sentences has remained steady since 2000.

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Ringleader Of Human Smuggling Ring Dies, Leaving A Complex Legacy

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Cheng Chui Ping died of cancer in prison on Thursday. She made a career of smuggling thousands of Chinese immigrants to the U.S. and worked with a notoriously violent gang to enforce payment.

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Fred Ho, Musician And Activist, Dies At 56

Monday, April 14, 2014

Ho was known for combining Asian melodies with big band jazz, which he used to make his political points. He died from complications related to colorectal cancer that he'd been battling since 2006.

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Who's Boosting Box Office Numbers? Report Says Latinos

Friday, April 04, 2014

Although Latinos are 17 percent of the population, they represent almost a third of frequent moviegoers. People of color overall attend movies at rates higher than their percentage of the population.

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When Vanilla Was Brown And How We Came To See It As White

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Vanilla has become a cultural metaphor for blandness and whiteness. But the flavor's history is rife with conquest and slavery and theft.

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They Cast Whom?! Actor Choices To Offend Every Racial Sensibility

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Should an actor's ethnicity match a character's ethnicity? Does it matter, or does it not? Whatever your line of thinking, you're probably irked by these recent casting developments.

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