Behind the Curtains: A brief view of the treatment of East Asian and Middle Eastern Immigrants in the United States

 "...for the past 6 years, I have been exposed to different people of different races. Race plays a big role here. And I am not sure if I like it." - Emily Huang Dong, Vietnam 

  • Emily Hang Duong
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  • Part One
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  • Emily Hang Duong
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  • Part Two
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  • Microagression
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  • Emily's Experience
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 "...Only when they find out where we are from, where our parents are from, do they begin to pass judgements on who we are. " - Rayan Edlebi, Lebanon 

From left to right, Samantha Dhanraj, Tenzin Dawa, and Raeva Sayed in traditional Indian and Tibetan dress. 

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  • The Mixtapes
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Soloists: Samantha Dhanraj, Raeva Sayed, Tenzin Llama. Arr. Nabiger, Rowley, Dhanraj. 

Moving Forward...Using These Events as Fuel...

Many groups that have come here have formed a melting pot of art and culture, that has proved invaluable. The NYU a cappella group The MIxtapes, has integrated Tibetan, Indian, and American musical styles thanks to the immigrants and activists of its group. Their message is to show pride and glory of their roots, while connecting them to the American culture, and weld activism and advocacy to modern music.