Primary Reader | Law and Citizenship

In Lisa Lowe’s piece, I thought her ideas on culture equating to citizenship were interesting because it is not necessarily what it is today. Citizenship in the early twentieth century seemed to be based on how well someone was integrated or assimilated into American culture, so it was affected by societal norms and pressures. I […]

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Researcher | Racial Capital, Racial Hierarchy

“What kind of Asian are you?” In this video, a European-American man begins to talk to an Asian-American woman and asks her where she’s from. There is a misunderstanding on both sides of the question. He wants to know what her ethnicity is, whereas she thinks he’s asking her what town she’s from. I think […]

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Primary Reader – Racial Capital, Racial Hierarchy

In Moon-Ho Jung’s “Introduction” and “Domesticating Labor,” he writes “Coolies confused the boundary between slavery and freedom, between black and white, causing the mass demand for Asian migrant laborers as well as appeals for their exclusion in the postbellum United States” (6). Coolies as I understand, is “cheap labor” or those with jobs that do not […]

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Research (Ono,Jun,Lee)

http://colorblinding.tumblr.com/post/23593563622/afro-asian-history-black-orientalism A brief, but informative reading about Black Orientalism and Afro-Asian relations. In regards to last weeks conversation, I’ve been trying to find the video of the variety show I had mentioned, however, I believe it may have been taken down/or just disappeared. I did however, find an image still of the show’s performers in […]

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Researcher- Week 3 (Lee,Ono, Jun)

Ono and Pham’s article “The Persistence of Yellow Peril Discourse” included studying the media to show examples of how the concept of yellow peril has continued to this day. While looking for a more recent example of yellow peril, I found this article here. It saddens me to realize this article was made in May […]

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Researcher – Discourse of Exclusion (June 12th)

1st Source: http://ocw.mit.edu/ans7870/21f/21f.027/yellow_promise_yellow_peril/perils.html, Reading 1: Lee, Erika. 2007. “The ‘Yellow Peril’ and Asian Exclusion in the Americas.” Pacific Historical 76 (4): 537-562.   For “The Yellow Peril’ and Asian Exclusion in the Americas” by Erika Lee, I chose this picture because it makes alot of her argument come to life. I chose this picture because it depicts an Asian […]

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Researcher – 3

These are the Anti- Chinese poster during the 19th century.  During the mid 19th century, many Asians started to immigrate to the U.S. and that brought the attention of public.  Anti- Asians racism started to raise up because of the cultural difference and they blamed the Asians for making them to lose jobs and the […]

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Primary Reader: Molina and Omi

Both articles by Molina and Omi for this week relate race to the idea of citizenship. Molina in her introduction of her book ‘Fit to be Citizens’ specifically talks about the idea of ‘Race’ and ‘Public Health’ in the city of Los Angeles. She in the introduction focus primarily focuses on this issue from 1879-1939. […]

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