Researcher for 7/10

http://encyclopedia.jrank.org/articles/pages/5968/THE-SHIFT-TOWARD-RACIALIZATION.html The above article elaborates on the racialization of Arab women in America both currently and 30+years back.  It makes an interesting point about the relation between religion and race (namely racism’s conflation of ‘Arab’ and ‘Muslim’), saying that Arab Americans have faced plenty of racism since before the majority of Arab American immigrants were […]

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Primary Reader #03

“Spaces of Mobilization” is the article about the struggle for social justice in the US by Asian and Pacific Islands. There are several cases about the struggle by them according to the article such as feminists, queers, and labor movement. Aguirre and Lio, the authors, provide readers those struggle for showing Asian and Pacific Islanders’ […]

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Primary Reader: Asian American Studies

This week’s readings focused on Asian American Studies and how they are constantly in change since the begining. The readings for the week talk about what factors influence this change. From all the three reading for the week, I really liked Unemoto’s chapter 1 “On Strike” that was focused on the series of strikes that […]

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Primary Reader: Asian American Studies

I really liked the article “A Full-on CRAASH at Hunter College” because I have met members who were part of the organization in the spring of 2011. They seemed very committed to the cause so I did not find it a surprise that this article showcased the passionate leaders of the organization. I took several Asian […]

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Researcher- Civil Rights and Militant Radicalism

Uploaded: The Asians American Movement Here’s a video from YouTube and is a trailer of a recently released film called, ‘Uploaded: The Asian American Movement’. What this film foucses is on stererotypes relating to Asian Americans and how these stereotypes are reflected in the media. Also, the film talks about YouTube being a “space” of […]

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Primary Reader | Asian American Studies

The general messages and meaning I understood from the reading were that Asian American, or ethnic studies, are relatively recent and that there is a continuous struggle to be seen and heard and because of this struggle, AsAm studies are not given enough funding, permanency, and voice. For example, on the CRAASH article, the students […]

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Researcher for 7/8 readings

In class we discussed the keywords for Asian Americans in the 1960s, 70s, 80s and 90s. http://www.unlearningracism.org/writings/lib_theory.htm This piece by Ricky Sherover-Marcuse talks about liberation, oppression, differences and conditions between groups and class etc. His definition of liberation is ” both the undoing of the effects and the elimination of the causes of social oppression. The achievement of […]

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7/8 Primary Reader

For the three readings we have to do before class, they are focused on the civil rights movements toward Asians in American and how they tried to achieve their goal and gained their rights along with the movements.  In Aguirre’s piece “Spaces of Mobilization: The Asian American/Pacific Islander Struggle for Social Justice” started with a […]

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