The first Asian American ever elected to the Pulitzer Prize Board was Viet Thanh Nguyen. His achievement was groundbreaking — the first Asian American voting member on the final panel that chooses Pulitzer Prize winners. But he remains alone. Nguyen’s election came only in 2020, more than a century after the Pulitzer Prizes were first awarded, honoring the best in journalism, literature and the arts. Nearly two years later, Nguyen remains the only Asian American in that room.
The lack of Asian language services offered in the American healthcare system has forced younger family members to shoulder the burden of navigating an often labyrinthine system.
Asian American artists have already been working to break through harmful stereotypes and transform the myth of the model minority. Yet, with all the historical racial injustice and family trauma, it’s hard to realize that we are not alone in our work.
All you really need to be hired as an English teacher in Asia is a passport from the right country, or in some cases just look white.
When the pandemic started, many students and families in Stockton, California didn’t have a stable internet connection after school moved online. A majority of students borrowed Wi-Fi hotspots from their schools. Many still are.