Archive | Racism

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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24 June 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Affirmative Action Survives But Not For Long

My heart skipped a few beats today when the Supreme Court vacated and remanded Fisher v. Texas, to the Fifth Circuit, but affirmative action remains the law. The Justices are so scared of race and racial politics that they said a few words about the compelling interest provided by diversity, and told the Fifth Circuit […]

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31 January 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Remembering Fred Korematsu

Fred Korematsu would have turned 94 today. This post is in honor of his legacy of rabble-rousing. He challenged his internment, only to have the Supreme Court justify Japanese internment for “national security” reasons. It is pretty well established that Korematsu v. United States was wrongly decided. However, it is important to revisit and re-remember Korematsu because it […]

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07 August 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Sikh Temple Shooting: I’m Not Like You; I’m Better

“It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.” -Audre Lorde Satwant Singh Saleka died fighting back an act of white American terrorism. He did not turn the other cheek. He saw a white man trying to hurt people in his gurudwara and he did […]

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