Archive | Racism

11 December 2015 ~ 2 Comments

Is It Too Soon for ‘I Just Look Like a Terrorist’ T-shirts?

Coming of age in a post-9-11 America was an eye-opening experience that I have no intention of reliving in my 30s. And yet, the hatred against Muslim, and perceived Muslims, has reached another level altogether (again), from Republican governors opposing Syrian refugees to Donald Trump’s ridiculous call to end all Muslim immigration. And now the U.S. […]

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31 May 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Pretextual Airport Stops

  Recently, while traveling from Washington D.C. to sunny Florida, Transportation and Security Administration (TSA) sent me to secondary inspection at the airport. Apparently, my bag had an object that they could not identify. They asked me to identify the object on the screen and I was baffled. It was deep in my 50 gallon […]

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25 November 2014 ~ 0 Comments


The system cannot fail those it was never meant to protect. – W.E.B. Dubois Marissa Alexander will spend more time in prison for not killing anyone than the person who shot an unarmed, young, black man, Michael Brown. The grand jury failed to indict anyone, much less Darren Wilson. When does that ever happen? That […]

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17 March 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Asian Americans and Affirmative Action

Affirmative action is now the latest wedge issue in California to keep ethnic minorities from seeing our common interests. In California, a bill to revive affirmative action is dead. Mainstream media reports convey that opposition from insurgent Asian Americans groups killed the measure at the last minute. If this is true, then there is much work to be […]

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30 October 2013 ~ 7 Comments

But We Are Criminals: Countering the Anti-Racial Justice Frame of Immigration Reform

He can be known as the Abraham Lincoln of undocumented immigrants. But thus far, President Obama’s record on immigration is depressing and dismal. The first black President has deported more brown people than any other President in U.S. history. For someone working on building a racial justice movement, one would imagine that a headline such […]

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