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Volume 59, Number 31    April 9, 2012         

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Rejecting suicide
CBS Detroit reported March 31 about Director of the Family Acceptance Project Caitlin Ryan's speech in Michigan about the health and treatment of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trangendered (LGBT) youth. "LGBT teens and adults are eight and a half times as likely to have tried to take their own lives, compared with their peers with families that were not at all rejecting," Ryan said. "By reducing those rejecting behaviors they can decrease their child’s risk for suicide dramatically."

Racism redux
The Chinese Gardens, a short documentary about racism that was written, directed and produced by Assistant Professor of Asian American Studies Valerie Soe, was reviewed in the March 29 edition of AsianWeek. "We hear the standard history of the Chinese building railroads and settling in Chinatown, and doing well, but there also was a struggle. They had to resist a lot of blatant discrimination and violence," Soe said. "The phrases are amazing, they're almost exactly the same as what we hear today. ‘People are taking our jobs.’ ‘They’re here illegally.’ ‘They don’t contribute to society.’ All this stuff that is said about Latinos was said back in the 1800s about the Chinese."


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