2. “Anti-Asian Racism”, Abolish Reactionary Culture, Gook & Minari
How does the term “Anti-Asian Racism” inhibit a more complete understanding of racism and white supremacy? This episode suggests that we cease intense advocacy and support for a group in question well after they have been hurt, or worse, killed. Activism should not and cannot persist in the forms of boom and bust cycles. It shouldn’t be a summer of #BLM and a few weeks of #StopAnti-Asian Racism, but a continuous struggle to liberate and fight for all parties who are dehumanized by various oppressive forces. We need to supplant reactionary sloganeering with productive work -- such that assists Asian-Americans, Black people, or anyone who is presently/historically oppressed without waiting for something to these marginal communities first.
0:00 - Introduction
4:45 - “Anti-Asian Racism”
Abolish Reactionary Culture
Podcasts & Episodes Mentioned Mentioned:
Escape from Plan A | https://planamag.com/podcasts/
AN ALL-OUT ASSAULT ON ASIAN AMERICANS—FT. AUSTIN KOH AKA AYEKAY ('ESCAPE FROM PLAN A' EP. 237) https://planamag.com/an-all-out-assault-on-asian-americansft-austin-koh-aka-ayekay/
EP. 244: The Atlanta Asian Murders
Burning (dir. Lee Chang-dong, 2018) - highly recommend!
Gook (dir. Justin Chon, 2017)
Minari (dir. Lee Isaac Cung, 2020)
Ms.Purple (dir.Justin Chon, 2019)
Munyurangabo (dir. Lee Isaac Chung, 2020)
Tenet (dir. Christopher Nolan, 2020)
Chinatowns and Covid: The Coronavirus’s Impact on Chinatown | The New Yorker | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5ZeB2zSbX0