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12 Tips to Avoid Identity Theft

Identity theft is currently one of the fastest growing white collar crimes, with a whopping 10 million victims, in the United States and losses totaling around $1 billion in 2007, according to the latest figures from the Federal Trade Commission.
“I’m sorry Ms. Liang* but your VISA company declined approval for your purchase,” said the clerk [...]

Mixing It Up: Multi-racial Asian Americans Share Views

It’s a fact of life within the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities: the next generations of Asian Americans will be increasingly hapa, or mixed-race.
Within the Japanese, Chinese and Korean communities, the ones who have been in the U.S. longest, it’s common to see plenty of young people who are part Caucasian, African American, and [...]

“Hapa” vs. “Mixed-Race”

Hawaiians came up with the derisive phrase, “hapa-haole” (“half-white”) to describe mix-race islanders. It’s not an insult anymore in Hawaii. Over the decades, the term “hapa” has come to refer to mixed-race Asians in general, without the stigma attached to the original meaning.
Some people still find the word offensive, and some feel that people outside [...]