Topic | activism

Model Minority Suicide: Five Reasons, Five Ways

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It’s time to kill the Asian American model minority myth, and I mean really kill it. That myth is one of the tenets of American racism, used repeatedly for decades to promote the idea that racism and structural racial disadvantage are either non-existent or at least entirely surmountable, while suggesting that some people of color, […]

The Power of Thinking Small

The Power of Thinking Small

  Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. – Margaret Mead This quote is often repeated in order to remind us that, in the midst of an apathetic majority, a small minority of people can make big changes. Even major […]

Why I’m an Anti-Racist

Why I'm an Anti-Racist

People often ask me why I’m so obsessed with anti-racism. I talk about it, read about, and, obviously, write about it constantly. People wonder why I devote so much time, thought, and virtual ink to just one source of human suffering when there are so many to choose from. I get where they’re coming from. […]