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I finally have a legit personal & professional news announcement, and it doubles as a #DecadeinReview #lookback: I am moving to Philadelphia in the new year to join @PhillyInquirer as a digital producer! 10.5 yrs ago, I had just finished an internship w their health desk. 1/?
@PhillyInquirer A lot has happened since then. My 1st FT #journalism job @bkreporter where I burned shoe rubber cultivating love/appreciation of #localnews in my home borough as a reporter/magazine EIC/digital editor for four years, then @bklyner, #freelancer life and, currently, @flipboard. 2/?
@PhillyInquirer @bkreporter @bklyner @Flipboard Leaving @flipboard as breaking news editor is bittersweet. 6 mos turned into 2 yrs thanks to valuable work & amazing colleagues who made a remote newsroom feel interactive & seamless. Shoutout @gabyaschwarz @SonaliKamboj @jeelsey @sfine88 @thekenyeung @miaq. 3/?
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YES. Speaking Chinese-- Toisan dialect for me-- wasn't shameful, but wasn't valued. 1st gen didn't want 2nd gen to suffer #discrimination like they did. By the time my gen realized we wanted/saw value in connection, was too late. Wknd Chinese schl not enough. @SelfEvidentShow
Also, ironically, hypocrisy of racists shows in dominant U.S. culture's simultaneous demonizing of those who are bilingual & those who only speak English. Bc we are good enough to socialize w but not fully Other enough to be token and hired for "diversity." @SelfEvidentShow
I've gotten that as journalist. Employers see my face, assume multilingual, lose interest bc not fluent enough. Also, by some #AAPI orgs, as I have experience, but am 2nd/3rd gen, removed from immigrant narrative. #mediadiversity in U.S. prioritizes 1st gen POV. @SelfEvidentShow
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Super happy to have started this #APAHM with the official support of @TheAcademy. Without them and y'all we wouldn't be able to do the work we do to develop, showcase and preserve #AAPI storytellers
@TheAcademy My work with @AsianCineVision has been so rewarding and perhaps equally as frustrating. There's so much talent out there and I can't wait to keep working to build the community we all want to see.
@TheAcademy @AsianCineVision As someone who grew up in the American South, the idea of a cohesive, supportive and growing #AAPI community was never on my radar. I'm learning so much from other community organizers and industry leaders. And I can't wait to keep learning and pushing for all of us.
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It’s May, which means it’s also Asian American & Pacific Island Heritage Month. This is the @TwitterMoments I compiled from my tweets last May. #AAPIHM #AAPI twitter.com/i/moments/9945…
Another May, another daily thread to celebrate #AAPIHM. Sessue Hayakawa, silent film star & Hollywood’s first sex symbol, partied with Fairbanks, launched Valentino’s career, fought in the French Resistance, & played COL Saito in Bridge on the River Kwai. thevintagenews.com/2017/11/30/ses…
One of my favorite authors today for the #AAPIHM thread. @AmyTan’s Joy Luck Club, which I first read 30 years ago, showed me that fiction need not be full of white people’s stories. She showed the world that our stories mattered.
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Aiko Herzig-Yoshinaga (1925-2018) discovered a copy of "Final Report" produced by the Civil Affairs Division of the Western Defense Command in April 1943. Every copy of the report, drafts and notes, was directed to be destroyed.

#JapaneseAmerican #AAPI #history #twitterstorians
The Final Report stated it was "impossible to establish the identity of the loyal and the disloyal with any degree of safety." Meaning all Japanese Americans, the majority of whom were US citizens, were to be judged solely on their ethnicity/ancestry.

#history #twitterstorians
Final Report stated: It wasnt' that there was insufficient time in which to make such a determination; it was simply a matter of facing the realities that a positive determination could not be made, that an exact separation of the 'sheep from the goats' was unfeasible. #history
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