Okay, not exactly. But after nearly two years of blogging, I am taking time off. I’ll be spending the next ten weeks (until mid-January-ish) cobbling together a manuscript for a book that sums up a good deal of what I’ve learned through writing and posting on Race Files.

That means there won’t be much in the way of new content from me. Instead, I’m unplugging, rejuvenating, reading, writing (long form this time), and reflecting off line. But, that doesn’t mean there won’t be any new content on Race Files. In fact, there’s a lot we’ll be re-posting and new content we’ll be publishing, including some video blog posts that we’re hoping you’ll give us feedback on when they go live.

The best way to keep up with us is by subscribing. As a subscriber you’ll receive notices every time something new posts here.

You can also keep up with ChangeLab, the racial justice laboratory the publishes Race Files. There’s groovy stuff brewing there so do pay ChangeLab a visit.

As this is a turning point for Race Files, I want to thank all of you for reading and responding to the posts on this site, keeping us honest and pushing us to think harder about thorny issues of race and racism and the unique and important place of Asian Americans in the racial hierarchy in America.




By Scot Nakagawa

Scot is a community organizer, activist, cultural worker, and political writer. He has spent the last four decades exploring questions of racial injustice and racial formation and effective forms of resistance and strategies for change through community campaigns, cultural organizing, popular education, writing, and direct political advocacy.

Scot’s primary work has been in the fight against vigilante white supremacist groups, white nationalism, Nativism, and authoritarian evangelical political movements. In this work, he has served as a strategist, organizer, and social movement analyst. Scot is a past Alston/Bannerman Fellow and the Association of Asian American Studies 2017 Community Leader. He is busy at work on a number of projects, including writing a playbook for anti-fascists, and a primer on race and power. His writings have been included in Race, Gender, and Class in the United States: An Integrated Study, 9th Edition; Killing Trayvons: An Anthology of American Violence; and Eyes Right!: Challenging the Right Wing Backlash.

2 replies on “Vacation!”

I’ll start re-reading your old posts. Hope there are enough of them to last me til you get back. Can’t wait to read “scot nakagawa’s brain -the book”

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