I think this TED talk shows how space and mobilization have helped her not only escape and reach freedom but shaped her struggle. She has found ‘safe spaces’ in her quest for freedom in China and South Korea, but they are not completely without danger. Her movement between these safe spaces define a refugee network […]
Something I found interesting in Junaid Rana’s piece Racial Panic, Islamic Peril, and Terror was how the ‘moral panic’ that spread through America in the aftermath of Sept. 11th was warped and transformed into a ‘racial panic’ even though Muslim isn’t a race, it’s a religion. Something else I also found odd was how it […]
For the Lisa Lowe’s Heterogeneity, Hybridity, and Multiplicity: Asian American Differences and Wanni Anderson and Robert G. Lee’s Asian American Displacements readings, it brought to mind an episode of Cold Case which embodied several of the elements we spoke about in class (online stream here: Cold Case Season 02 Episode 05). In this episode, there are brief references to what Lisa […]
In Lisa Lowe’s Immigration, Citizenship, Racialization I thought it was interesting what Atitaya pointed out, that Lowe was equating culture to citizenship. It seemed like though that was what Lowe was intending, it wasn’t what was happening in America. Now matter how much of American culture an immigrant learns or absorbs, they are still defined […]
I thought it was interesting to find a coolie contract. We understand coolie labor as similar to slave labor, with the exception that they are paid (much less than a regular worker) and looking at a contract like this, I wonder how many workers actually understood what they were signing and whether they had any […]
In Natalia Molina’s Fit to be Citizens? we see how racialization plays a role in public health and policies, immigration and public perception. In Los Angeles, officials used public health to further racial divides and perpetuate racial stereotypes; this racialization was also have been exacerbated by the conditions of a growing city. In Omi and […]
I think this video helps clarify some of the concepts of Orientalism by using examples from Disney movies. These movies were made much later than the concept of Orientalism so a lot of the discrimination is downplayed but we still maintain these stereotypes adapted from Orientalism and discrimination.