NY: water towers, yellow peril, and some loves Last week in NY was mostly wandering around neighborhoods, admiring the water towers, but one of the nights I attended a talk by John Tchen on Yellow Peril. Notes: How does visual culture of the past influence present emotions? Yellow danger, yellow claw, disembodied hands, the grotesque Racial attitudes shaped […]


+ NPR Code Switch: frontiers of race, culture, and ethnicity + “The Only Thing That Remains” + “The Stigma of Immigrant Languages” + “27 Signs…Asian Immigrant Parents” + “To All the White Girls…” . And on the Tsarnaev brothers: + NYT: “What’s the Difference between McVeigh & Tsarnaev?” + Aljazeera: “The Wrong Kind of Caucasian” + The Daily Show

multiculturalism, race, and american identity

accumulated over time: I. “There is what I call ‘the master narrative of American history,’ the familiar but mistaken story that this country was settled by European immigrants and that Americans are white or European in ancestry… In US history courses, what have they learned about Asian Americans or Peurto Ricans or Chicanos or the […]