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

The three readings that we have for the week relates to the ‘War on Terror’. Amongst all three, I really enjoyed and liked Rana’s article. These readings specifically look at the changed world after the recent attacks by a group of people follwing and belonging to Islamic faith. In Junaid Rana’s piece, the author talks […]

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Researcher Week 4

After reading Asian American Displacements by Andreson and Lee I started to think about internal displacements that occur within a country. Internal displacements within a country are often overlooked, but can cause and have a tremendous effect on the society in this globalised world. Following is a link to a movie page that I came […]

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Primary Reader | The War on Terror

I thought the ideas discussed in this week’s readings were overall very interesting and thought-provoking. The racial formation of Muslims from the discourses of terror, racial panic, and Islamic peril is clear even to this day, particularly in New York City because there continues to be incidents of Muslim citizens being attacked or discriminated against […]

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Researcher Post for 6/26

In response to Robert G. Lee’s “Cold War Construction of the Model Minority Myth”, i thought it would be appropriate to see the trailers for the two films he analyzes. Below is the link for the trailer for the 1957 film “Sayonara”. Reading about the racist overtures of the film, it is interesting to see […]

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Primary Reader – June 19th Readings

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 […]

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Researcher: June 24th – Pacific Wars

In Robert Lee’s “Cold War Construction of the Model Minority Myth,” he writes that Asian Americans were more likely to fit in a white-dominant society because Asian Americans were not Blacks. He writes “Asian Americans were ‘not black’ in 2 significant ways: they were politically silent and ethnically assimilable” (145). I never thought about the […]

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Researcher June 24th – “LIFE” Magazine and “Japanese War Bride” film

http://www.english.illinois.edu/maps/poets/a_f/foster/lifemag.htm “The Cold War Origins of the Model Minority Myth” by Robert Lee mentioned on page 147 that Life magazine’s descriptions of using Tojo, as the current Premier of Japan during the World War II to represent the Japanese, and how to use him to identify the difference between Japanese and Chinese.   The link above […]

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