Kat Chow

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What's Keeping Asian-American Lawyers From Ascending The Legal Ranks?

Monday, July 31, 2017

While the number of Asian-American lawyers and law students increased greatly in recent decades, there are few Asian-American lawyers in top positions in the legal field.


The Poet Bao Phi, On Creating A 'Guidebook' For Young Asian-Americans

Thursday, July 20, 2017

When Bao Phi was a child, there was little literature about Vietnamese refugees in the U.S. Phi hopes to change that with his new poetry book Thousand Star Hotel and a forthcoming children's book.


A Powerful Voice Against Arab Stereotyping, Jack Shaheen, Dies

Monday, July 10, 2017

Shaheen, an author and critic, spent his life battling stereotypes of Muslims and Arab-Americans in popular culture. He died Sunday in South Carolina.


What's Next For The Founder Of The Slants, And The Fight Over Racial Slurs

Thursday, July 06, 2017

A Supreme Court ruling has re-ignited the debate over the use of racially offensive trademark registrations. Simon Tam says he's pleased by the victory, but he can see both sides.


What To Make Of Philando Castile's Death, One Year Later

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

In the aftermath of the acquittal of the officer who shot and killed Philando Castile, we've rounded up some of the compelling writing about this case — and police shootings — over the past year.


How The White Establishment Waged A 'War' On Chinese Restaurants In The U.S.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Though Chinese restaurants are now an American staple, during the late 1800s and early 1900s, some Americans staged a multipronged effort to shut them down.


Taking 'Ctrl': Why SZA's New Album Means So Much

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The Top Dawg singer's new album is as dreamy as we all hoped it would be. Code Switch and NPR Music tapped in a few members of the NPR fam to chat with us about how SZA and Ctrl resonates with them.


As Chinese Exclusion Act Turns 135, Experts Point To Parallels Today

Friday, May 05, 2017

The law limited Chinese immigration and barred them from becoming naturalized U.S. citizens.


'Model Minority' Myth Again Used As A Racial Wedge Between Asians And Blacks

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The perception of universal success among Asian-Americans is being wielded to downplay racism's role in the persistent struggles of other minority groups — especially black Americans.


This Week In Race: A House That Flew Over The Ocean And A Man Who Didn't Get To Fly

Friday, April 14, 2017

You could say it's been a pretty turbulent week on the race beat.


The Complications Of Casting White Actors As Asian Characters

Saturday, April 01, 2017

How does a movie freighted with baggage over its casting of a white actress as an Asian character get marketed?


For Some Americans Of MENA Descent, Checking A Census Box Is Complicated

Saturday, March 11, 2017

For years, advocates have pushed the Census Bureau for a box for people of Middle Eastern or North African descent. Now, the bureau recommends one. Some worry the data may be misused in surveillance.


In Response To Rising Biased Rhetoric, Muslims Run For Office

Monday, February 27, 2017

First-time candidates are seeking offices across the country. And several nonprofits are helping American Muslims get involved in the political process.


American Muslims Respond To Islamophobia By Running For Office

Thursday, February 23, 2017

The Southern Poverty Law Center says there has been a rise in hate groups, including groups using anti-Muslim rhetoric. Some American Muslims are pushing back by running for office.


Are Race-Based Advisory Groups Just Political Symbols?

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

After a scathing letter of resignation, only four people remain on the president's commission on Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders. It brings up broader questions of these task forces' efficacy.


In Times Square, Protesters Take To The Streets To Say 'I Am Muslim Too'

Sunday, February 19, 2017

At a rally in New York City on Sunday, protesters filled three city blocks to express solidarity with Muslims and to speak out against President Trump's immigration ban.


This Week In Race: Executive Orders, Voter Dilution, Roxane Gay And ... Cornbread

Friday, January 27, 2017

It's been a busy week on the race beat, to say the least. Here are some pieces from all across the internet that the Code Switch team especially dug.


My Menu For Lunar New Year: Guilt, Confusion, With A Side Of Angst

Friday, January 27, 2017

When you're hosting this symbol-rich holiday for the first time, how do you assume ownership of rituals you don't cherish?


The Slants: Fighting For The Right To Rock A Racial Slur

Thursday, January 19, 2017

The Asian-American band's case, inextricably linked to the battle over a certain NFL team, leaves some activists torn. While inclined to stand with a fellow advocate, they wonder: At what cost?


Asian Americans Divided Over Band's Trademark Battle

Thursday, January 19, 2017

The Slants want to register its name, arguing they are reappropriating a slur against Asians. But some Asian Americans are conflicted about whether it is worth opening trademark law to disparagement.