Archive | Racism

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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22 May 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Cooking Racism – Fojol Brothers Food Truck

I see this truck on my way to work every day. I wonder why Marion Barry isn’t complaining about the Fojol brothers food truck as a ‘dirty Asian shop.’ Is it the kind of Asian that people here prefer — white, caricatured minstrel show exoticizing brown people? What is wrong with this food truck? I […]

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