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Asian Americans

Learning Their Asian American Roots at San Quentin Prison

Across the bay from San Francisco State University, where students launched a historic strike for ethnic studies in 1968, Thanh Tran is the graduation speaker in his own Asian American studies class. ROOTS: Restoring Our Original True Selves is a program at San Quentin prison that addresses intergenerational trauma under the motto: “If you know history, you know yourself.”

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Breaking Through
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Asian Americans

Breaking Through

At the turn of the new millennium, the U.S becomes more diverse, yet more divided.
Season 1 Episode 5
Generation Rising
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54:11
Asian Americans

Generation Rising

During a time of war, a young generation fights for equality and claim a new identity.
Season 1 Episode 4
Good Americans
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54:11
Asian Americans

Good Americans

Asian Americans fight for equality and expand the definition of Asian American.
Season 1 Episode 3
A Question of Loyalty
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Asian Americans

A Question of Loyalty

An American-born generation straddles their country of birth and their parents’ homelands.
Season 1 Episode 2
Breaking Ground
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54:11
Asian Americans

Breaking Ground

In an era of exclusion and U.S. empire, new immigrants arrive and adapt to life in America
Season 1 Episode 1
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