NOTE: This post was published in the Berkeley Blogs on November 14, 2016. You can see the original post here. “And it is so easy to look away, to live with the fruits of our history and to ignore the great evil done in all of our names. But you and I have never truly […]
In my senior year of high school I discovered the term anagnorisis. In ancient Greek literature, anagnorisis signifies a critical discovery; the protagonist sees things as they are, free of fantastical considerations. I hope that those in America, especially the left, have seen America as it truly is: a nation whose modus operandi is marginalization, whose […]
Immigration activism – like everything else – happens in the context of state violence, and it is naïve to think that getting legal status will shield us from the violence Black bodies, PoC bodies, and LGBTQ bodies are systematically subjected to.
An aim of my upcoming project is to situate the species of immigration policy in the genus of multicultural policies. Defining multiculturalism as Banting and Kymlicka do, to refer to “an ideology that attaches positive value to cultural diversity, calls for the equal recognition of different cultural groups, and calls upon the state to support […]
The death of Thomas Eric Duncan – the first Ebola death in the United States – has caused a firestorm in the Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas area as well as around the world. Of focus is increased racism and xenophobia (see this headline?) toward African immigrants as a result of the Ebola epidemic, which has killed over […]