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Ray Hsu

Happy "Too Asian": a celebration of Asian Canadian activism

November 10, 2012, marks two years since Maclean’s Magazine published their racist article entitled “Too Asian?" (later renamed "The Enrollment Controversy"). Across Canada, anti-racist activists,...

UBC Bookstore renaming debate reflects drastic changes in book industry

What's in a name? When UBC Bookstore circulated an email about its plans to change the name to "UBC Central" in August, it set off a storm of negative feedback from both within and outside the UBC...

Generation social media

A large crowd packed into the Alice McKay Room at the downtown Vancouver Public Library last night for #NETCulture: Stories of Culture and Diversity in Social Media. The forum featured talks by...

Asian, whatever that means

What the heck does “Asian flush" mean?