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That was no heckler in San Francisco: Yelling “Stop deportations,” an undocumented Asian American stands up and Obama stands down
Posted by Amok in Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) blog, news, politics, race on November 25th, 2013
I’ve played basketball at the Chinese Rec Center in San Francisco’s Chinatown as a kid, but this was a one-on-one game no one would have expected.
An undocumented Asian student in America, Ju Hong, 24, a Dream activist, was one of those with an invite to the special presidential event.
Hong was supposed to be merely ornamental, not a catalyst.
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AALDEF Podcast: Marching And Talking With Todd Endo,Asian American Activist, 50 Years After His First March On Washington
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AALDEF’s Emil Guillermo was at the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington with Asian American activist Todd Endo, 72, who as an Oberlin grad marched in 1963.
The march began when the speaking stopped.
Here was the start:
More pictures and commentary on my blog at the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund blog.
A reader from Philadelphia re-tweeted me this sign from a protest there.
Note Vincent Chin’s name at the bottom of the sign.
It’s significant. Trayvon’s family may ultimately take the same road Chin took to seek justice: a criminal case followed by a civil rights case. But as followers of the Chin story know, the Martin’s could find the same pitfalls. Bottom line: there’s simply no guarantee of justice at the end of that long road.
See also my post at the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund blog.
— Loraine Ballard (@loraineballard) July 14, 2013
Asiana 214′s modern internet racism vs. the old style that young Milena Clarke has felt all too well
Is there any doubt that the racism that came out of the crash of Asiana Flight 214 remains one of the most under-reported aspects of the whole tragedy?
Asian bad driver jokes/bad pilot jokes? That’s old school racism, but the modern Twitterverse exploded almost immediately after the crash with everyone showing off their repressed racism.
If you’re one of those who think it’s no big deal, then maybe the example of the egregious racism experienced by Milena Clarke will be instructive. The old-school style still lingers as well.
If you need to know the difference between the old style racism and the new modern one, check out my post on the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund blog.