Category: Race & Ethnicity

Fear of Immigration

Fear of Immigration

—Ann Gordon, L. Edward Day, Christopher D. Bader, and Joseph O. Baker
The authors of Fear Itself pull data from their Chapman University survey on American fear of Immigration

Fat Phobia Affects Everyone

Fat Phobia Affects Everyone

—Sabrina Strings
Today, there is no community in America that can claim to be untouched by the twin regulatory forces of thin privilege and fat stigma.

Don’t Forget About Serena

Don’t Forget About Serena

—Ralina L. Joseph
A black woman icon such as Serena Williams has to bear the disproportionate burden of not only being the target of racist attacks, but also of being above responding to them, maintaining a pose of “strategic ambiguity.”

What We Talk About When We Talk About Crazy Rich Asians

What We Talk About When We Talk About Crazy Rich Asians

—Lori Kido Lopez
Effective Asian American media activism requires analyses of media industries and audiences as well as readings of a film’s specific meaning and how fictional representations connect to larger structures of racism.

Absence and presence: A Dancing Ghost of Racism Refuses to Disappear

Absence and presence: A Dancing Ghost of Racism Refuses to Disappear

— Carol Spindel
Student government leaders are demanding the removal of Indian imagery from campus buildings and opening discussion about a new mascot. The presence of this re-energized student activism is one reason for optimism. But students need to hear from campus leaders.