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November 7, 2014 – 2:56 am | Comments Off

I have a new article in a special issue of the journal Kalfou, “Banking without Borders: Culture and Credit in the New Financial World,” guest edited by historians Devin Fergus and Tim Boyd.
Below is the abstract …

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New article: “Revisiting ‘Black-Korean Conflict’ and the ‘Myth of Special Assistance’”

November 7, 2014 – 2:56 am | Comments Off

I have a new article in a special issue of the journal Kalfou, “Banking without Borders: Culture and Credit in the New Financial World,” guest edited by historians Devin Fergus and Tim Boyd.
Below is the abstract …

“Coalition Karma: On Vijay Prashad’s Uncle Swami”

November 3, 2013 – 6:14 pm | Comments Off

This last goal of Prashad’s, to inspire coalition “from below” between Blacks and Asian Americans, is a common theme of the historian’s work and has helped make him a popular figure among progressives both in and outside of academia. Yet what, exactly, are the terms of solidarity Prashad advances in Uncle Swami and how does a particular reading of third world coalition, as well as of United States racial history, scaffold his call to arms?

Why couldn’t Richard Aoki have been an informant?

September 7, 2012 – 9:06 pm | Comments Off

On August 20, a story written by journalist Seth Rosenfeld alleging that Richard Aoki, the deceased Asian American activist and veteran of the 1960 and 1970s leftists movements, had been an FBI informant. Needless to …

“Rap, Race & Black-Asian Relations” with Jeff Chang and Kenyon Farrow, moderated by Walidah Imarisha

July 10, 2012 – 9:07 pm | Comments Off

This is the video of dialogue between Jeff Chang and Kenyon Farrow, moderated by Walidah Imarisha, that I co-organized with Ajay Nair in 2006.  Chang was originally scheduled to be in town to individually present …

My new encycloped​ia entries “Chinese Exclusion Act” and “Eugenics”

November 23, 2011 – 8:54 pm |

I have two entries in the new encyclopedia Anti-Immigration in the United States: A Historical Encyclopedia, edited by Kathleen R. Arnold.
My entry on the Chinese Exclusion Act is an effort to challenge the dominant accounts …

The myth of imported immigrant success

July 21, 2009 – 1:20 pm | Comments Off

The Myth of Imported Immigrant Success
By Tamara K. Nopper, Ph.D.
If I had a dollar for every time I heard people claim that Asian immigrants do well because they migrate with the human capital to succeed, …