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 #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 #01

“Deporting Cambodian Refugee” is the article that written by Soo Ah Kwon and it is about the deportations for criminal aliens and the youth group called AYPAL running the campaign to end those unjust deportations. According to the article, any criminal aliens who committed a felony must serve a sentence in a prison in US […]

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Researcher#05

A growing trend is gaining attention across the country. Find out who “maternity tourists” are, why they’re coming to the U.S. to give birth and what it means for everyone involve.       http://www.asjournal.org/archive/49/15.html   Asian Americans and American Immigration and Naturalization Policy.       http://immigrationimpact.com/2013/02/08/survey-asian-americans-concerned-with-legalization-family-backlogs/ Survey – Asian Americans Concerned with Legalization, […]

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Researcher#04

The Video from PBS – “Do Asian Women Have ‘White Fever?’”   It doesn’t seem not to related to racial hierarchy but according to the video, Asian women are attracted to White men not just because of their looks or confidence, but also¬†because of the Caucasian’s higher social status.         The video […]

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Researcher#03

Professor Kurashige On The Yellow Peril & Model Minority Stereotypes Of Asians In The U.S. In this video, Professor Kurashige talks about the history of the yellow peril in the US and the stereotypes about Asians in the US.     http://therumpus.net/2013/04/yellow-peril-and-the-american-dream/ The article above is written by Catherine Chung and she tells about a […]

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Researcher#02

According to Omi and Winant, race is not just a socially constructed identity. It is a social concept that based on social, economic and institutional forces. Also, race was the means for separating minority groups and justifying the inequality and moreover racial classification¬†through out the history of mankind.     http://www.alternet.org/speakeasy/chaunceydevega/are-chechens-really-white-racial-formation-theory-and-boston-marathon   The link above […]

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On "Researcher for 7/10"

(CONTINUED) Also I think that the students activists are powerful and strong in some ways because they are all educated and have got specific ideas and motivation for their goals. Nothing is powerful than fully motivated ones.

On "Researcher for 7/10"

I think that the most of the student activism is related to civil rights and it is very interesting that the students are being a huge part of fights for civil rights.

On "Migrant Filipina Domestic Workers and the International Divisioin of Reproductive labor"

Like Mallika has said, there are lots of immigrant worker in NYC and Filipino people are not the only ones who provide for their families. There are many people from many different countries provide for their families by doing reproductive labor in the US just as the Filipino women that Parrenas mentioned on her article. On the contrary, there are "Goose Fathers" in Korea, who work in Korea while his wife and children stay in a foreign country which is the opposite case of the Filipino family. However, the goose father feel the same emotional complication as the Filipino family because of the same reason and different places.

On "Primary Reader on Lisa Lowe and Leti Volpp"

I think that US is being too rigid in laws and policies about citizenship and immigrants and of course I understand that laws must be followed but US is the country of diversity and I believed that US needs more flexibility in interpretation in racial and cultural boundaries as much as its diversity of people. Also, I think that citizenship is not a tool for politics. It is more like having rights and freedom and being eligible to participate politics without compulsion.