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Members of the South Asian community and others attend a peace vigil for Srinivas Kuchibhotla, the 32-year-old Indian engineer killed at a bar Olathe, Kansas, in Bellevue, Washington on March 5, 2017. Jason Redmond/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Indian Americans Reckon With Reality Of Hate Crimes

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The perception of universal success among Asian-Americans is being wielded to downplay racism's role in the persistent struggles of other minority groups, especially black Americans. Chelsea Beck/NPR hide caption

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Protesters attend a rally in Brooklyn, N.Y., in 2016, in support of former NYPD Officer Peter Liang, who was convicted of manslaughter and official misconduct for the shooting death of Akai Gurley in a housing development stairwell. Craig Ruttle/AP hide caption

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Demonstrators protest United Airlines at O'Hare International Airport on April 11, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. The protest was in response to airport police officers physically removing passenger Dr. David Dao from his seat and dragging him off the airplane, after he was requested to give up his seat for United Airline crew members on a flight from Chicago to Louisville, Kentucky Sunday night. Joshua Lott/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Politics Of Respectability And A Dragged Passenger

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John Lu (left), Reynold Liang (center) and David Wu (right) during a news conference in Queens, N.Y., after being the victims of a hate crime in 2006. New York City council member David Weprin (second left) and John C. Liu look on. Adam Rountree/AP hide caption

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Yoshi Sudarso stars in It's Asian Men! The film counteracts stereotype by showcasing Asian-American men as romantic leads. Jeremy Marinas/@jmarinasphoto hide caption

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'It's (Sexy) Asian Men!' Hallelujah!

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During the hot and humid summers in the Philippines, salvation is found in the manna called halo-halo (HAH-loh HAH-loh), an iconic refresher. Chris Danielle Tabangay/EyeEm/Getty Images hide caption

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