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Age of Awareness

How to Take on Andrew Yang’s Assimilation Strategy (And How Not To)

Andrew Yang gets it wrong with his stance on fighting anti-Asian racism in the wake of the COVID-19 virus, asking Asians-Americans to act “more American” to fend off discrimination.

But some (white) anti-racists, rightfully critical of Yang, don’t seem clued into the deep hold of assimilationist logic in Asian-American communities — as it is among many oppressed groups trying to find space for themselves in this country.

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Pranav Jani

Pranav Jani

Assoc Prof, English, Ohio St (postcolonial/ethnic studies). Social justice organizer. Writer, speaker. Desi. Family guy. Singer. Wannabe cook. He/him. @redguju.