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Race In America: Asian-Americans & Race

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PHILADELPHIA -

It's a headline that got us talking: A Vermont newspaper decided to run a poster with the words "Fry Rice" on it.

The daily reportedly did this in support of its' local sports team in a game against Rice Memorial High School.

The problem? The font or print used is associated with Chinese calligraphy.

Some Asian-American readers were offended, saying the "play" on words was both racist and insensitive.

In Thursday's "Race in America" segment, we introduce you to a woman trying to tackle issues like this, and more, that affect Asian-Americans!

Michelle Myers is a professor at the Community College of Philadelphia, author, activist and spoken word poet, among other things. Some of you may recognize her from her days on Def Poetry Jam as one half of the group "Yellow Rage."

You can see the discussion of the newspaper headline and related topics in the video clip above.

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