Eli (Justin Chon) and Daniel (David So) are two Korean American brothers that run their late father's shoe store in a predominantly African American community of Los Angeles. These two brothers strike up an unlikely friendship with 11-year-old African American girl, Kamilla (Simone Baker). As Daniel dreams of becoming a recording artist and Eli struggles to keep the store afloat, racial tensions build to a breaking point in L.A. as the infamous L.A. Riots break out.
When Layla Saad began an Instagram challenge called #meandwhitesupremacy, she never predicted it would spread as widely as it did. She encouraged people to own up and share their racist behaviors, big and small. She was looking for truth, and she got it. Thousands of people participated in the challenge, and nearly 100,000 people downloaded the Me and White Supremacy Workbook. Updated and expanded from the original workbook, Me and White Supremacy, takes the work deeper by adding more historical and cultural contexts, sharing moving stories and anecdotes, and including expanded definitions, examples, and further resources. Awareness leads to action, and action leads to change.
by Michelle Ye Hee Lee | Washington Post
"Black and AAPI activists have joined forces throughout key moments in American history — from Frederick Douglass’s denouncement of Chinese exclusion in 1869 to the Civil Rights movements during the 1950s and 1960s, when the two communities fought together for voting and immigrant rights.” --from the article
by Shirley Leung | Boston Globe
“People usually jump to help someone if they have fallen down,” said Shen. “It's as if we are not seen as really belonging to American society, so it feels OK to treat us differently.”--from the article
This series traces the story of Asian Americans, spanning 150 years of immigration, racial politics, and cultural innovation. It is a timely look at the role that Asian Americans have played in defining who we are as a nation.
While a growing number of popular and scholarly works focus on Asian Americans, most are devoted to the experiences of larger groups such as Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Filipino, and Indian Americans. As the field grows, there is a pressing need to understand the smaller and more recent immigrant communities. Emerging Voices fills this gap with its unique and compelling discussion of underrepresented groups, including Burmese, Indonesian, Mong, Hmong, Nepalese, Romani, Tibetan, and Thai Americans. Unlike the earlier and larger groups of Asian immigrants to America, many of whom made the choice to emigrate to seek better economic opportunities, many of the groups discussed in this volume fled war or political persecution in their homeland.
Valarie Kaur was a 20-year-old college student when she set out across America in the aftermath of 9/11, camera in hand, to document hate violence against her community. From the still-shocked streets of Ground Zero to the desert towns of the American west, her epic journey confronts the forces unleashed in a time of national crisis--racism and religion, fear and forgiveness--until she finds the heart of America ... halfway around the world.
by Liz Roscher | Yahoo! Sports
During an episode of his show "First Take," the commentator claimed that Shohei Ohtani, the Japanese-born Los Angeles Angels superstar who is the first legitimate two-way player since Babe Ruth, can't be the face of baseball because he needs an interpreter.