Identity

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CAAL Releases Pioneering Economic Report on Asian Minnesotans

Many report that their cultural communities value familial interdependence, such as caregiving, establishing lending circles, and sharing housing. Some indicated the difficulty of adapting to the U.S. system of economic individualism.

  • 01/26/2021
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VIEW: Through an Immigrant’s Eyes

People like myself need to find ways to bring immigrants with us and use our platforms to elevate their stories by handing them the mic.

  • 01/26/2021
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In the News: February 2021

Asian American Visibility The Council for Asian American Leaders released a 2021 report, “Redefining Wealth Through Communal and Cultural Assets,”

  • 01/21/2021
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Missing the Boat

I wonder if my grandmother and I missed the boat. Did we share some kind of outsider status?

  • 10/24/2020
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Cancel Culture

If someone is remorseful and willing to put in the work to make reparations, I do not think they should be “cancelled.” However, if that person were to express that they have no regrets, or proceed to behave in a similar manner, they absolutely should be.

  • 09/30/2020
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A Portal to Belonging

They remind me that I am not alone — that I am living in space and time with individuals who have survived the unimaginable, who believe still in the goodness of people, and the value of being alive.

  • 09/22/2020
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Tapestry: Working in Collaboration

Ignition versus numbness (Jessi Martinez), bridging Iraqi and American identities (Jessica Belt Saem Eldahr), building coalition around antiracism work (Erika Thorne), education amidst COVID (Aaliyah Hodge), and claiming identity among immigrants as storytellers (Susan Bosher)

  • 08/25/2020
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The Names You Call Me

You call me “Criminal,” as you cheat, assault, and rob the world blind. You call me “Shit-hole,” as you foul

  • 07/24/2020
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“What Are You Doing Here?”

A version of this essay originally appeared as part of the #MinneAsianStories series produced by the Council for Asian American Leaders.

  • 07/24/2020
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‘Patient No More’ Addresses LGBTQ+ Health Care Disparities

“Patient No More” is a new documentary airing on PBS created by local filmmaker Diana Fraser. We asked Fraser to talk about the movie, and offer a summary review.

  • 07/06/2020
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Nemeh Al-Sarraj: Demystifying Autism

Nemeh Al-Sarraj: Disability Justice Advocate

  • 05/26/2020
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Ileana Mejia: Community Care

Reflections on How We Measure Our Value

  • 05/26/2020