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Kimmy Yam

Kimmy Yam is a reporter for NBC Asian America.

Kimmy Yam is a reporter for NBC Asian America.

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Simu Liu, the Asian Marvel superhero emerging at a critical time

Simu Liu portrays the warrior Shang-Chi in Marvel’s first Asian superhero movie, the upcoming “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.”

Viral images show people of color as anti-Asian perpetrators. That misses the big picture.

A new analysis reveals misconceptions about perpetrators, victims, and the general environment around anti-Asian hate incidents. These can have "long-term consequences for racial solidarity," researcher Janelle Wong said.

Andrew Yang once said identity politics could 'lose elections.' He's changed his mind.

The Democratic candidate for NYC mayor has leaned heavily into his Asian American heritage, a sharp departure from a previous claim that "identity politics" sowed division.
11d ago

Simu Liu, the Asian Marvel superhero emerging at a critical time

Liu, star of "Shang-Chi," said the team aimed to respectfully celebrate the Asian diaspora while drawing on source material written by “two white men ... at the height of the kung fu craze.”

New research shows reporting of anti-Asian hate helps victims cope with bias incidents

Dr. Warren Ng, psychiatry medical director at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, says reporting can help a person regain a sense of control after a racist incident.
16d ago

Simu Liu, the Asian Marvel superhero emerging at a critical time

Liu, star of "Shang-Chi," said the team aimed to respectfully celebrate the Asian diaspora while drawing on source material written by “two white men ... at the height of the kung fu craze.”

New York Daily News changes drawing after backlash over Andrew Yang cartoon

The political cartoon recalls centuries of racist stereotypes, in which Asians were depicted as having small slanted eyes and buckteeth, experts say.

Jeremy Lin reflects on lessons he's learned as an Asian American chasing NBA dreams

“What I would really love to see conveyed to the next generation is this belief of confidence, and having a deep confidence and security in who you are, and not being ashamed of that," he told NBC Asian America.

A third of lead Asian American, Pacific Islander roles in top films played by 'The Rock,' study shows

"There just aren't enough roles for [Pacific Islanders] and Asian actors in general. And that's why we see The Rock so many times,” sociologist Nancy Wang Yuen said.
30d ago

House passes anti-Asian hate crimes bill

The legislation, which the Senate overwhelmingly approved last month, will next go to the president for his signature.

Sen. Mazie Hirono of Hawaii doesn't care if you think she's 'out of control'

“It's very helpful if we speak up. Asian women should not be afraid of showing our anger,” Hirono, a Democrat, told NBC Asian America.