It wasn’t so long ago when US colleges and universities dismissed Islam as a serious subject of study. A broken arm set off the chain of events that sent Philip Khuri Hitti from Lebanon to Princeton, where he created the first program in Near Eastern Studies in the US.
A Stanford study says providing high school students with ethnic studies courses may help them stay in school and stay engaged. California has passed a law to make them available at all high schools in the state.
Krysten Leach was born in Korea, but she didn't grow up eating that country's food. Now she grows traditional Korean vegetables and herbs at her farm in California — which has become a destination for other Korean adoptees.
What does it mean to be white? And what does it mean to be Hispanic? Being a Spaniard from Barcelona, Jaime Gonzalez always considered himself to be European and white. But as a BBC reporter working in California — he has found that many Americans see him differently.
The Korean American community is standing by a new statue honoring thousands of "comfort women," or sex slaves, used by Japanese soldiers during World War II. Japanese conservatives say the statue has to go. And both sides are taking the issue to the White House.
What makes the issue of citizenship so divisive? What does the “path to citizenship” look like now and what obstacles already exist for immigrants? What impact might the different plans have on this country? Join an online discussion.