Those Asian American anti-Affirmative Action Ads

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That’s a screen shot of the most popular video circulating on the internet on Monday of this week. The video is pretty cool, but ultimately not a big deal, just some footage of a cat protecting a little kid from a dog attack. Sweet. I want a cat like that, don’t you? But if you look on to the left of the video link, you will notice something that might just be about to become a really big deal.

When you’re done cringing, you might want to read Wanted: Disgruntled Asian-Americans to Attack Affirmative Action, by Julianne Hing, published on Colorlines on April 25th. Asian Americans are being used as we have been used over and over again; as a shield against accusations of racism protecting those who would commit racist acts.

If you haven’t read it, you should.

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By Scot Nakagawa

Scot Nakagawa is a political strategist and writer who has spent more than four decades exploring questions of structural racism, white supremacy, and social justice. Scot’s primary work has been in the fight against authoritarianism, white nationalism, and Christian nationalism. Currently, Scot is co-lead of the 22nd Century Initiative, a project to build the field of resistance to authoritarianism in the U.S.

Scot is a past Alston/Bannerman Fellow, an Open Society Foundations Fellow, and a recipient of the Association of Asian American Studies Community Leader Award. His writings have been included in Race, Gender, and Class in the United States: An Integrated Study, 9th Edition,  and Killing Trayvons: An Anthology of American Violence.

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2 replies on “Those Asian American anti-Affirmative Action Ads”

Are you kidding me. These days, everything is considered racist, it is how things are accomplished when people don’t get what they want. Sure, racism still runs ramped throughout the United States, but not getting accepted to a job, or, in this case, Harvard doesn’t mean you can scream racist. Its getting kind of ridiculous at this point.

ehh, I don’t know if I can support you on this one. I do believe Asians are the most discriminated against with it comes to Affirmative action

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