Dissecting deeply brewing racial tensions before they erupt into the next incident is the role of PAPER, an online editorial examining the roles of different institutions in the forming of the Asian American identity movement. Waiting for our next opportunity is an open call for a martyr, and the world will remain silent until another family is violently robbed of their livelihood which is why preemptive action needs to be taken. The rich background of Asian Americans lends itself to a reevaluation of who we are and what we stand for as a racial minority dealing with threats of anger, violence, and unrepentant discrimination in the face of historical events such as the Chinese Exclusion Act and the murder of Vincent Chin. PAPER reevaluates the indiscriminate nature of these attacks, and discusses what the landscape will look like in the wake of future developments.

The PAPER logo combines print technique and digital visual cues to highlight the dissemination of news throughout the decades.

Our front page quickly links you to pertinent Asian American identity issues.

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Viewers are encouraged to submit their own perspectives and stories to provide a richer experience for other viewers.

Perspective pages give depth to the term “Asian” and serve to highlight the broad range of experiences and background individuals have.

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