Topic | racial formation

A Reflection on My Non/Asian American Life

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“[T]he positioning of Asian Americans as the least oppressed in dominant discourses on race…puts Asian Americans in a position where the only choices we have are to be in collusion with white supremacy against other people of color, or an ally to another community. Whether villains or allies, what both positions have in common is […]

Between a Rock and a Hard Place: What the Asian American Protests Over the Peter Liang Conviction May be Missing

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A couple of editorials¬†have appeared in the media recently concerning the Asian American-led¬†protests of the second-degree manslaughter conviction of Chinese American NYPD officer, Peter Liang. Mr. Liang, in his role as an NYPD cop, shot and killed Akai Gurley, an innocent, unarmed African American man. The conviction is being celebrated by many racial justice advocates […]