This double issue features a range of articles which explore topics, issues and subject matter important to ethnic studies scholars, students, and the general public. In an important interdisciplinary way, these articles are each interdisciplinary explorations into the multi varied ethnic group experience. Some of these pieces provide research focused examinations of the life and living in ethnic communities. Other articles provide literary analyses of the challenges and rewards of life in ethnic communities. Still other articles offer critical perspectives regarding the social justice challenges facing ethnic groups as they attempt to successfully navigate institutional challenges still impeding the quest for social justice.