Category Archives: Asian Americans

Emil Amok’s Takeout: On George Floyd and the week that will undo Trump. And why Filipinos especially should be in solidarity with #BLM

Last week was a turning point week. America has found a path to renewal through George Floyd. Protests have upped the charges against the cops. The same old same old doesn’t work anymore. Violent looters can’t hijack the moral vision. Even Trump can’t reverse the trend toward reversing racism. Too bad for him. Now he can’t use racism anymore without really appearing racist. There’s no cover. And so the Republicans who have been quiet are speaking out, and ashamed. Trump is toast? Looks like it.
My guest is Filipino American history professor Daniel Phil Gonzales of San Francisco State University.

See my column here

Emil Amok’s Takeout: Emil talks Covid with a philosopher, Part 2; Propping up Small Business; and the Virtual Harvard Graduation and my Covid Commencement speech.

Hi Everyone!
This edition features my talk with Philosopher Theodore Schatzki about whether the U.S. is too big to fail, meaning the government should just go ahead and prop up all individuals and small businesses–just as it catered to big business since day one of the Trump administration. Also,  virtual graduation week is coming to Harvard. Here come more briefs in the big legal battle over Asian admissions.  But for you Classes of 2020 everywhere, my thoughts. No one invited me to speak like they did more than 40 years ago. That’s all right. Read it here.   And then listen to the podcast. Some reports say it will take $10 trillion to save everybody economically. But that’s better than letting a large fraction die, don’t you think?

Stay amok.

Read my columns at http://www.aaldef.org/blog

Colonized by Covid? Watch Emil Amok’s Takeout here with Prof. E.J. Ramos David on Colonial Mentality!

Emil Amok’s Takeout is Emil Guillermo’s Take on the News, Life and anything that strikes him from his American Filipino Asian perspective.

Watch his interview here with Prof. E.J. Ramos David on Colonial Mentality. But also hear him rant on Stephen Miller, the White House’s lax lockdown, Mother’s Day and Other things…..

Watch now!

See Emil’s column’s on the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund website!

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