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Rethinking the Language of Race and Racism (speech)

by Michael Omi

In many institutional arenas, formal legal equality has been significantly achieved. Substantive racial inequality, however, remains, and in many cases, as deepened. In developing a truly effective an...

The Color Fault Lines: Asian American Justice from 2000 (speech)

by Eric K. Yamamoto

This symposium aims to connect scholars, lawyers, community workers, and law students. It aims to link "us" with out Asian American communities, and then bend, with all people struggling against forms...

An Analysis and Critique of KIWA's Reform Efforts in the Los Angeles Korean American Restaurant Industry

by Daisy Ha

Labor violations have been common at Korean-owned restaurants from the initial establishment of Korean restrains in Koreatown, but it was only recently that these violations were brought to light. The...

"Yellow" Skin, "White" Masks: Asian American "Impersonations" of Whiteness and the Feminist Critique of Liberal Equality

by Suzanne A. Kim

Part I lays out the historical context of Ozawa v. United States and United States v. Thind. and discusses Ozawa's and Thind's claims to white identity and the social meanings inherent in these claims...

"Obnoxious To Their Very Nature": Asian Americans and Constitutional Citizenship

by Leti Volpp

The terms Asian American and American citizenship stand in curious juxtaposition. For more than a century and a half, Asian Americans were barred from naturalization; and they continue to be views as ...

Power, Merit, and the Imitations of the Black and White Binary in the Affirmative Action Debate: The Case of Asian Americans at Whitney High School

by Deana K. Chuang

At Whitney and Lowell High Schools, Asian Americans have constituted the racial plurality for over a decade. Due to the disproportionately large number of Asian American students at these high schools...

Symbolism Under Siege: Japanese American Redress and the “Racing” of Arab Americans as “Terrorists”

by Natsu Taylor Saito

The question of the long-term significance of redress remains. Japanese Americans are one of the few groups to have received an official apology and reparations for a race-based wrong perpetuated by t...

Claiming America: Towards A New Understanding of Assimilation Pluralism, And Multiculturalism (book review)

by Harvey Gee

Three recent books examine the complex relationship between immigration and race: Claiming America: Constructing Chinese-American Identities During the Exclusion Era edited by K. Scott Wong and Suchen...

Bridging the Gap: The Role of Asian American Public Interest Organizations in the Pursuit of Legal and Social Remedies to Anti-Asian Hate Crimes

by Michael Chang

This essay argues that Asian American public interest organizations are simultaneously marginal and central to mainstream American legal frameworks. They occupy and "interstice" between formalized leg...

Beyond Redress: Japanese Americans' Unfinished Business

by Eric K. Yamamoto

This Day of Remembrance will likely mean many different things to different people. It will mean one thing for those who suffered the internment, struggled for redress and received an apology and repa...

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June 2011

Volume 18

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


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