Author: johnk

Update on the Book Club reading Black Reconstruction

The Black Reconstruction Reading Group is a project by NSC to read WEB DuBois’ Black Reconstruction in America. Why is an Asian American group reading Black history? Because WEB DuBois, as a sociologist, as an organizer for civil rights, as a pan-Africanist, and scholar of racism, invented what would become Ethnic Studies in the United… Read more »

Gong Lum v. Rice, 1927

Nicole Hannah Jones was on an NBC program, and a clip from it went viral: Some people wondered what she was talking about. The Mississippi case is the second well known Chinese school integration case, Gong Lum v. Rice.

The Murder of Zhiwen Yan, Delivery Driver

Update: Alleged Killer Glen Hirsch found dead at home Aug. 5, 2022 The man accused by authorities of killing a Chinese food delivery man in April was found dead by sheriffs with a gunshot wound to his head Friday, the man’s attorney said. Glenn Hirsch, 51, was out on $500,000 bail and ordered by… Read more »

AAPI DATA Report Shows AAPI Activism Raised Awareness of Hate Crimes

A new survey by AAPI DATA shows that awareness of anti-Asian violence and hate crimes is higher than for other groups, indicating the effectiveness of the #StopAsianHate campaign and related activism. The survey also indicates that Mixed Race and Black people experienced the most hate crimes, followed by Asian Americans. 19% of multiracial people said… Read more »