Category Archives: Asian Americans

Emil Amok’s Takeout: John Lewis’ “Good Trouble;” Trump’s “Bad Trouble;” NHL Filipino? Another Ted Talk…YES!

Trump wants to delay the elections? Not like I’ve delayed this podcast, but a more serious breach…. really?

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Emil Amok’s Takeout: Happy July 4th, 5th, 6th… Hamilton, Mt. Rushmore, plus another TED Talk.

Hey, Happy Fourth. I finally got around to “Hamilton.” It only took me five years. It’s easier to get into Harvard.
And guess what. My buddy Ishmael Reed was right. So why are brown and black actors playing the oppressors so cool?
That and a lot more on this episode.

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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.

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