Frank Shyong is a columnist for the Los Angeles Times writing about diversity and diaspora in Los Angeles. He grew up south of Nashville, Tenn., and moved to Los Angeles in 2006 to study economics at UCLA. He joined The Times in 2012 and previously reported on the San Gabriel Valley, Chinese immigration to the Southland and the Asian American community.
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A series of shootings over the weekend have once again left us all reeling and searching for answers in the aftermath.
The Black-Korean conflict was an enduring storyline during the violence that erupted in 1992 after four Los Angeles police officers were acquitted in the beating of Rodney King. It was a palatable narrative of racial conflict in which white racism was not directly implicated.
Ocha Classic, en Koreatown, es un restaurante tailandés muy apreciado por centroamericanos, mexicanos y latinos.
Ocha Classic in Koreatown is a Thai restaurant beloved by Central Americans, Mexicans and Latinos.
Authorities regularly broadcast their seizures of Chinese meat products at the port to burnish their public image as protectors of American borders.
Truly combating racism requires us to take on bigger political questions that we Asian Americans do not all agree upon.
This year is the 30th anniversary of the L.A. riots. For some Korean Americans, violence at a liquor store can awaken painful memories.
Cho’s novel ‘Troublemaker’ is a sincere attempt to make sense of an event that we are still trying to understand. This year is the 30th anniversary of the Los Angeles riots.
It seems we can’t let an Olympics pass without wondering whether an Asian American athlete is truly American.