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Student sumos suit up for Asian American Awareness Week

University of Memphis students Mason Lin, left, and Christina Dang  battle it out in a sumo competition Friday March 30, 2012, during the school's inaugural Asian American Awareness Week sponsored by the Asian American Association in Memphis, Tenn. This is the first year for the U of M Asian American Association on campus and the group has seen its numbers grow from 15 members last semester to over 80 this semester and hopes the event will help bring in more new members and also shine a light on the discrimination of Asian Americans including the recent racial slurs towards NBA player Jeremy Lin of the New York Knicks.
University of Memphis students Mason Lin, left, and Christina Dang battle it out in a sumo competition Friday March 30, 2012, during the school's inaugural Asian American Awareness Week sponsored by the Asian American Association in Memphis, Tenn. This is the first year for the U of M Asian American Association on campus and the group has seen its numbers grow from 15 members last semester to over 80 this semester and hopes the event will help bring in more new members and also shine a light on the discrimination of Asian Americans including the recent racial slurs towards NBA player Jeremy Lin of the New York Knicks.Mark Weber / AP

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