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Model Minority, Yellow Peril: Functions of

by Natsu Taylor Saito

Those of Asian descent are often portrayed as the “model minority.” However, the very same elements which comprise the model minority can also be read as components of the “yellow peril.” The author a...

From Little Acorns Great Oaks Grow—Neil Gotanda's Contribution to the Law Permitting General & Punitive Damages in Employment Discrimination Cases

by David Benjamin Oppenheimer

Although Neil Gotanda's contributions to critical race scholarship are widely recognized, Gotanda's work as a practitioner has also had great impact. In this article, the author tells how Gotanda draf...

Latino/as In The Mix: Applying Gotanda's Models of Racial Classification and Racial Stratification

by Enid Trucios-Haynes

The author acknowledges the pioneering effect Professor Neil Gotanda’s work has had on the discussion of racial discourse to include the racial oppression of Asian/Pacific Islander Americans. Accordin...

Critical Legal Studies, Asian Americans in U.S. Law & Culture, Neil Gotanda, and Me

by Keith Aoki

The author offers a personal reflection on how Neil Gotanda’s contributions to Asian American legal scholarship helped him “become Asian American” when the author used Gotanda’s writings and teaching ...

Neil Gotanda and The Critical Legal Studies Movement

by Gary Minda

In this essay, the author tells of the historical development of Critical Legal Studies during the 1980s. It is from this background that Neil Gotanda and others developed the base for the Asian Ameri...

Review Essay: From Black to White and Back Again

White By Law: The Legal Construction of Whiteness
by Ian Fidencio Haney Lopez. Reviewed by Frank H. Wu

Battered Asian American Women: Community Responses from the Battered Women's Movement and the Asian American Community

by Karin Wang

The anti-domestic violence movement has made significant progress in the past twenty years. However, these gains largely have not been realized by Asian American women. The author argues that for Asia...

Broken Promises: The Status of Expropriated Property in the People's Republic of China

by Elaine Sit

The property rights of many Chinese Americans and Chinese nationals residing in the United States have been affected by the People’s Republic of China’s (China or P.R.C.) government action during this...

Passion and the Asian American Legal Scholar

by Robert S. Chang

In this keynote address, Robert S. Chang asks “But what does it mean to be Asian American? What does it mean to refer to first generation Hmong refugees and fifth generation Chinese Americans as Asian...

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June 2011

Volume 18

Volume 18 was produced during the 2010-2011 school year.


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