James Tang on the CULTURS MAGAZINE COMMUNITY ISSUE: On Human Connection
JAMES TANG: Third Culture Filmmaker, is on the cover of this edition which on Human Connection for the in-between community.
A social reckoning of global proportions is front and center the United States. From historical treatment of marginalized communities, to consistent acts of violence and other forms of harm to those communities, people are taking action to make a difference. However, working together, we can create lasting change that uplifts our local environments and the globe.
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JAMES TANG: THIRD CULTURE FILMMAKER
Born in the U.S., Tang spent much of his youth in Thailand. He says, “My family is mostly Chinese culturally, but I went to an international school with a Western —based education system.”
ADDRESSING ANTI-ASIAN AMERICAN SENTIMENT
This issue’s cover features Third Culture Actor James Tang, best known for his work on television shows “Brooklyn nine-nine,” “NCIS: Los Angeles.” It’s a perfect time to amplify his voice as we currently experience a wave of Asian-focused violence throughout the United States.
JAMES TANG: FOCUSING ON WHAT BRINGS US TOGETHER
“The classic profile of a TCK is someone with a global perspective who is socially adaptable and intellectually flexible,” says Third Culture Kid expert Ruth Van Reken. She continues, “The U.S. ‘melting pot’ indeed has birthed notable TCKs.”
CREATING COMMUNITY, A SENSE OF BELONGING
- Other features in this issue that aim to expand thinking, create empathy and help us each do our part to create lasting change include the photo essay “My Brown is Beautiful,” with East Indian Australian model Swarnali Sikder Das.
- . The Culturs “MUST” List, features summer reading with stories to expand our horizons with heartfelt stories that span five continents.
- To help navigate the upheaval currently experienced by each of us, an article on “Modern Loss” provides tips on how to navigate today’s tumultuous environment.
JAMES TANG: RAISING THE BAR
Just like Tang is working for change in his industry, this issue is rounded out with journalistic storytelling that addresses many of our current social justice challenges from a nuanced perspective.
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