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ASA breaks the bamboo ceiling

Rukmini Foundation liaison Bhakti Patel discusses the importance of women’s education in Nepal at the Asian Student Association’s “Above and Beyond the Bamboo Ceiling” event Wednesday night. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

By Shahum Ajmal | For The Pitt News

January 18, 2018

Albert Tanjaya encouraged the discussion of Asian stereotypes Wednesday night, evoking a feeling of acceptance from the group gathered in room G8 of the Cathedral. “We are talking about the journey of self-identity, self-discovery and what it means to be an Asian-American,” Tanjaya said. Tanjaya...

“What are you?”: Embracing a mixed-roots identity

(Illustration by Raka Sarkar | Senior Staff Illustrator)

By Erica Brandbergh | Columnist

November 13, 2017

I once asked my dad, out of curiosity, whether he put Caucasian, Asian or both on surveys that ask about his race. He paused for a bit and said he didn’t know. I asked if he identified with one more than the other, and he was unsure of that as well. My dad is half-Japanese. He was born on an American Army base in...

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