Tag Archives: Filipino Americans

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.

See my other columns including a piece on Rob Bonta, the new nominee for Attorney General of California on the AALDEF site.

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.

See my column on AALDEF.org/blog

Emil Amok: There’s still time to go Vegan to start 2021. Here’s the way, with Jackie Day.

I am proud to say I am certified in plant-based nutrition! Certified, I tell you!
It just means I’m a legit vegan who can preach and do the sign of the carrot.
I also host “The PETA Podcast.”
Here’s my interview with author Jackie Day. Her book, “The Vegan Way,” is a good guide to help
you get to your vegan goal. Listen here:

Want a vegan coach? Email me and I will help you!

Big on Animal rights. But big on human rights too. See my column on the AALDEF site.

Emil Amok: Inaugural Light and Magic? Thoughts on the day, Harris, Biden, Amanda Gorman, and Diversity.

I talk with Prof. Dan Gonzales of San Francisco State University’s College of Ethnic Studies about the Inaugural and the historic nature of VP Kamala Harris.

See my columns here on the AALDEF webpage.