frank wu: “after vincent chin: a new civil rights movement”

A pretty grounded consideration of Asian American identity and the “Asian American movement.” He traces the political emergence of the term and posits a kind of unified pan-Asian experience unique to America (while also acknowledging, of course, the distinctions among groups). Also talks about the subtleties of racism and violence, just under the surface of normal non-racist America, and the notion of “diversity”, like democracy, as a process.

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