Researcher | Civil Rights and Militant Radicalism

http://www.asianfortunenews.com/2013/07/race-talk-asian-american-as-a-political-identity-blog/ In this brief article, a half-Japanese American college student reflects on what being Asian American is. In particular, she speaks about the model minority myth and the expectations others have on her in school. She states that she would be labeled with “foreign-ness and high grades.” Therefore, the model minority myth has continues to exist […]

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Researcher: Transnational Labor and Capital

In Rachel Salazar Parrenas “Migrant Filipina Domestic Workers and the International Division of Reproductive Labor,” she writes “the hierarchy of womanhood – based on race, class, and nation – establishes a work transfer system of reproductive labor among women – the international transfer of caretaking.” I looked up reproductive labor as child-rearing and house keeping duties […]

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Researcher 7/3

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/shortsighted-demagogue-who-played-the-race-card-idi-amin-expelled-the-asians-20-years-ago-richard-dowden-africa-editor-explains-why-the-decision-was-supported-by-ugandans-1538196.html The link above is an article about the expelled of Asians in Uganda in 1972 by Idi Amin, it tells us the reason why president Idi Amin explained his reason for the this act is because he thinks Asians in Uganda threaten their economy and encouraging corruption.  He stated an interesting example that Asians […]

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Primary Reader: Transnational Labor & Capital

Today’s readings deal with transnational laborers and relevant qualities of the world and its globalized economy that have facilitated their being so. The piece on the migrant Filipinas could hardly have painted a bleaker picture. My fellow primary reader below was able to find a “silver lining” in the piece. I found none: this is […]

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Primary Reader 7/3

The Parrenas article discusses female Filipino-American immigrants in domestic labor (as the name implies) and examines their place in American society based mostly on interviews that the Author had with female Filipino domestic workers.  The paper spends a bit examining their common place in domestic labor, and how their handling of reproductive labor for richer […]

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Primary Reader #02

“Racial Panic, Islamic Peril, and Terror” is the article about anti-Muslim racism and the moral panic among the United States since 9/11, 2001. According to the article, after 9/11, many Muslims and people with “Muslim-like” features were the targets in violent attacks and assaults and more than a thousand incidents of racial violence were reported. […]

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Primary Reader on 7/1 readings

Junaid Rana talks about a concept of moral panic. She connects it to the Islamic peril which formed a racial category of “dangerous Muslims”.  These relations appeared as the aftermath of 9/11 resulted in violence.  She argues the moral panic is like a racial panic, similar to the fear through out the Pearl Harbor attacks, […]

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Researcher for 7/1

http://www.justice.gov/crt/legalinfo/discrimupdate.php The above link seemed relevant to Junaid Rana’s paper. It doesn’t present any surprising ideas, and doesn’t even necessarily focus on Asians, but I chose this article because it seemed relevant to the paper by giving accounts of the sort of hate crimes and discrimination that American muslims were subjected to post 9-11.  By […]

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Researcher: The War on Terror

This first article I’m sharing aims to decry the unchecked power of the U.S. executive branch and the inherent hazards thereof. The primary evidence herein is the staggering mountain of corpses that the U.S. has left in the wake of its military misadventures, the implications of which are surely a vital lens through which one […]

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