Tag Archives: Filipino Americans

Emil Amok is Emil Guillermo, #76: Vincent Chin’s last day, a news meditation; Andrew Yang calling–to run; Apple Daily’s shutdown; Where’s America’s Pro-Democracy movement? It’s Emil Amok’s Takeout!

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Emil Amok: My interview with novelist Ishmael Reed, Part 2, on Atlanta, hate crimes, the media, Basquiat, Boulder, and more.

We talk about the op-ed column that appeared in the New York Times and take apart its argument that the Atlanta killings were not hate crimes. They certainly were more than a coincidence. Yes, they were hate crimes.

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Emil Amok: Xenophobia 79 years ago–The U.S. incarcerated innocent Asian Americans. Today, AAPI are targeted in random acts of violence.

It happened this weekend. E.O.9066. After President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed it, more than 100,000 Japanese Americans, mostly on the west coast, were targeted for incarceration. Feb. 19, 1942. Emil Guillermo talks to Phil Tajitsu Nash, professor, lawyer, activist. about 9066. And how the fight for justice continues to help Japanese Latin Americans, who were also incarcerated in the U.S. but left out of the redress process.

Will it happen again?

79 years later, Asian Americans are subject to violent attacks from California to New York. It began last year with a former president’s scapegoating on the pandemic. But it has now evolved into the kind of xenophobia we saw during WWII.

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