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What role can/should Asian Americans play in the Black Lives Matter movement?

What role can/should Asian Americans play in the Black Lives Matter movement? Anonymous Dear Anonymous Tragic events lead us to this question.  There is a clear pattern of societal racial discrimination and outright violence from time to time.  Since the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, outright discrimination seemed to have lessen and the […]

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How can I make my own face shield to protect me from CoVid19?

Dear AAPAAN How can I make my own face shield to protect me from CoVid19? Actually no one asked me that question, but I have something that I wanted to share.  It’s a simple way to make a face shield from material which you may already have at your home.  We stayed at home as […]

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I am involved in an office romance. Some of my friends warn me that mixing work and romance will be trouble. What’s your perspective?

Dear AAPAAN: I am involved in an office romance. Some of my friends warn me that mixing work and romance will be trouble. What’s your perspective?   Anonymous Dear Anonymous Your friends are giving you good advice.  Romance alone is challenging enough and when you mix in office and work issues you have a heightened risk for major […]

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Dear AAPAAN: I been trying out online dating looking to meet a compatible person.  Not going well so far.  Any hints on how best to go about this?

Dear AAPAAN: I been trying out online dating looking to meet a compatible person (could be Asian-American, or any other ethnicity).  Not going well so far.  Any hints on how best to go about this?  Signed Anonymous Dear Anonymous, The Dear AAPAAN panelists have been out of the dating scene for a quite a while and we […]

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I might be a stereotypical Asian-American (kinda geeky and generally quiet). What can I do to get noticed?

I might be a stereotypical Asian-American (kinda geeky and generally quiet). It seems this might be hurting me on the job. What can I do to get noticed?    Signed Anonymous Dear Anonymous, It’s unfortunate but we all live with that stereotype.  That you are asking about getting noticed indicate you probably don’t exactly fit that […]

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