Asian Americans

When I heard about the "Draw Muhammad" cartoon contest in Garland, Texas, I was curious about who would organize such a "festival." (Having organized a cartoon festival myself, I think you can hardly call a two-hour meeting a "festival," bu... more

May 6, 2015 5:57 PM Dispatches

The shooting at the cartoon exhibition in Texas is a new lowpoint in the U.S. culture war over Islam. more

May 6, 2015 12:49 AM Dispatches 2 Comments

When the word “Muslim” is in the news lately, it’s often connected with the word “terrorist.” A group of experts gathered recently at the University of Wisconsin to grapple with this problem and to promote a more nuanced view. more

Apr 22, 2015 4:00 PM Dispatches 3 Comments

Muslim American comics are busy dispelling the notion that Islam is no fun. more

Mar 23, 2015 2:32 PM Magazine 1 Comments

Writer Mohsin Hamid’s life has straddled three continents. His new collection of essays, Discontent and Its Civilizations: Dispatches From Lahore, New York, and London, taps his uniquely internationalist perspective. Image credit: Ed Kashi more

Mar 17, 2015 8:04 PM Op-Eds

It’s safe to say that the first two things Americans think of when they think of Muslims are violent terrorist attacks and the oppression of women. Image credit: RAWA more

Mar 11, 2015 3:00 PM Magazine 5 Comments

“It’s important for people of conscience to be critical of the ways Hollywood perpetuates war and racism, quite frankly, through film." Image credit: Ed Rampell more

Feb 11, 2015 10:38 PM Dispatches 11 Comments

"Miss . . . Khan?” The customs official stops, looks up at me, looks back down at my passport, and hesitates. That’s always how it starts. more

Feb 9, 2015 2:51 PM Magazine

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is trying hard to ingratiate himself with his base—too hard. Image credit: Kyle Plotkin/Twitter more

Feb 6, 2015 8:23 PM Dispatches

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, a month that has special significance for me, since I'm a child of Chinese immigrants who were able to live the American Dream.I am grateful for my heritage.And I am thankful for heroes l... more

May 15, 2013 1:36 PM Dispatches

Our ranks have swelled by 46 percent over the past decade, making us the fastest growing racial minority in the nation and ready to wield power and influence in the 2012 election. more

Nov 18, 2011 2:16 PM Op-Eds

While the movies have evolved from their older generation, the new "Karate Kid" with Jackie Chan and Jaden Smith continues to perpetuate stereotypes about Asians. more

Jun 23, 2010 1:12 PM Dispatches

With its ratings in the tank, CBS's "Survivor" has turned for salvation to America's most disquieting subject: race. more

Sep 20, 2006 7:49 PM Dispatches

Seventy years ago this week, nothing moved in San Francisco for four days. more

Jul 13, 2004 12:00 AM Op-Eds

I went back to my high school to be this year's graduation keynote speaker. more

Jun 30, 2004 12:00 AM Op-Eds

Here we are, half past May, and I bet no one has come up to you and said, "Happy Asian Pacific American Heritage Month!" more

May 19, 2003 12:00 AM Op-Eds

Low-income women need extended breast cancer servicesOctober 24, 2001 My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer two days before her 52nd birthday. That was earlier this year. She has since undergone surgery, intense chemotherapy and radiatio... more

Oct 24, 2001 12:00 AM Op-Eds

Bush administration's focus on racism astrayAugust 13, 2001 The Bush administration should stop undermining the upcoming U.N. more

Aug 13, 2001 12:00 AM Op-Eds

Chao not a model for Asian-American Heritage month By Sonia Shah May 8, 2001 Labor Secretary Elaine Chao's career serves as an important case study for this month's celebration of Asian and Pacific-American Heritage. It would be easy ... more

May 8, 2001 12:00 AM Op-Eds