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September 2, 2017 – 1:26 am |

My response to Andrew Sullivan’s New York Magazine model minority myth commentary, published on Verso blog.
https://www.versobooks.com/blogs/3172-the-unexceptional-racism-of-andrew-sullivan
 

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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 …

The Wages of Non-Blackness: Contemporary Immigrant Rights and Discourses of Character, Productivity, and Value

January 4, 2012 – 12:53 am |

I have an article in the latest issue of InTensions, “(De) Fatalizing the Present and Creating Radical Alternatives,” guest edited by Anna M. Agathangelou and Kyle D. Killian.  The special issue also features new articles …

“Race, Illegality, and Detention”: My Remarks at Imprisoned, Forgotten, and Deported

December 18, 2011 – 12:36 am | Comments Off

In October I presented on a panel that examined how race and notions of illegality intersected at the conference “Imprisoned, Forgotten, and Deported: Immigration Detention, Advocacy, and the Faith Community.”  Below are my remarks.
“Race, Illegality, …