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Welcome to Racism Against Asian Americans: A Resource Guide
Oh God, I pray that I may bear a cross
To set my people free,
That I may help to take good-will across
An understanding sea.
Oh, God, I pray that someday every race
May stand on equal plane
And prejudice will find no dwelling place
In a peace that all may gain.
By Mary Matsuzawa - the Gila River Relocation Center in Arizona, 1945.
Jim Wilson/The New York Times
Featured Book: How to Be an Antiracist
How to Be an Antiracist by #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * From the National Book Award-winning author of Stamped from the Beginning comes a "groundbreaking" (Time) approach to understanding and uprooting racism and inequality in our society--and in ourselves. "The most courageous book to date on the problem of race in the Western mind."--The New York Times NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review * Time * NPR * The Washington Post * Shelf Awareness * Library Journal * Publishers Weekly * Kirkus Reviews Antiracism is a transformative concept that reorients and reenergizes the conversation about racism--and, even more fundamentally, points us toward liberating new ways of thinking about ourselves and each other. At its core, racism is a powerful system that creates false hierarchies of human value; its warped logic extends beyond race, from the way we regard people of different ethnicities or skin colors to the way we treat people of different sexes, gender identities, and body types. Racism intersects with class and culture and geography and even changes the way we see and value ourselves. In How to Be an Antiracist, Kendi takes readers through a widening circle of antiracist ideas--from the most basic concepts to visionary possibilities--that will help readers see all forms of racism clearly, understand their poisonous consequences, and work to oppose them in our systems and in ourselves. Kendi weaves an electrifying combination of ethics, history, law, and science with his own personal story of awakening to antiracism. This is an essential work for anyone who wants to go beyond the awareness of racism to the next step: contributing to the formation of a just and equitable society. Praise for How to Be an Antiracist "Ibram X. Kendi's new book, How to Be an Antiracist, couldn't come at a better time. . . . Kendi has gifted us with a book that is not only an essential instruction manual but also a memoir of the author's own path from anti-black racism to anti-white racism and, finally, to antiracism. . . . How to Be an Antiracist gives us a clear and compelling way to approach, as Kendi puts it in his introduction, 'the basic struggle we're all in, the struggle to be fully human and to see that others are fully human.' "--NPR "Kendi dissects why in a society where so few people consider themselves to be racist the divisions and inequalities of racism remain so prevalent. How to Be an Antiracist punctures the myths of a post-racial America, examining what racism really is--and what we should do about it."--Time
Call Number: E-Book
Publication Date: 2019
The opposite of "racist" isn’t "not racist." It is "antiracist." — Ibram X. Kendi, How to Be an Antiracist
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Pacifica marches against Asian American hate
In response to the surge of attacks, Pacificans are eager for solidarity and change
Skyline College and College of San Mateo clubs speak out against Asian American attacks
Two Filipino-American student organizations in the San Mateo Community College District released a joint statement on March 7, 2021, regarding the recent attacks against Asian Americans across the country. The Filipinx Student Union at Skyline College and Katipunan at the College of San Mateo expressed their concern about the spike of violent hate crimes against Asian Americans, particularly against elderly individuals within the community. In the statement, they focused on denouncing white supremacy and finding solutions to end all racially-motivated attacks.
Asian Organizations Across the Bay Area Join Forces to Demand Action Against Violence
More than 90 organizations denounced violence against members of Asian American communities in San Francisco, Oakland, and the greater Bay Area, standing in solidarity with victims, survivors, and families who have suffered loss and pain. Follow the link to read the complete statement on the Chinese for Affirmative Action site.
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