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America Was Eager for Chinese Immigrants. What Happened?

Michael Luo The New Yorker
In the gold-rush era, initial ceremonial greetings soon gave way to bigotry and violence as Chinese immigrants were tarred as a “coolie race” and cast as a threat to free white labor. The two books under review tell the story of how and why.

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Minnesota Rice: Twin Cities Chefs Team Up To Combat Racism

Cinnamon Janzer Food & Wine
Asian American chefs are sharing their stories the best way they know how—through food. "We're trying to get people to start that conversation about anti-racism, but start it by inviting people to the table," Minnesota Rice founder Nguyen says.

Tidbits - May 27, 2021 - Reader Comments: Palestine, Israel; George Floyd; Society Without Landlords; Military Spending; Chile; Asian & Asian American Books for Children & Teenagers; Solidarity with Palestine Resources; Memorial Day; Music Therapy;

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Reader Comments: Palestine, Israel; George Floyd Changed the World; Society Without Landlords; Military Spending; Chile; Asian & Asian American Books for Children & Teenagers; Solidarity with Palestine Resources; Memorial Day; Music Therapy; more...

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Narrative Napalm: Malcolm Gladwell’s Apologia for American Butchery

Noah Kulwin The Baffler
Portside typically aims at reviewing books offering a radical, cogent POV. This is not the case for the book here, a political slapdash whose trade-promoted author justifies if not glorifies mass slaughter in promoting war aims and imperial ventures.

An Offering to Our Asian Sisters

Zillah Eisenstein From the Square/NYU Press Blogs
Join the Anti-Racist marches in the streets, and stand up for structural revolutionary anti-racist socialist feminism.

Tidbits - Apr. 1, 2021 - Reader Comments: GOP Voter Suppression; Asian Americans Attacked; Refugees, Pensions; China, Uyghurs; Aretha Franklin biopic; Black-white unemployment gaps; Amazon workers; Challenging Antisemitism; more....

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Reader Comments: GOP Voter Suppression; Asian Americans Attacked; Refugees, Immigrant children; AOC; Pensions; China, Uyghurs; Aretha Franklin biopic; Black-white unemployment gaps; Amazon workers; Challenging Antisemitism; Zoom events-lots; more...
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