Model Minority American Exceptionalism Myth

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Soya Jung — The book, The Triple Package, is rife with American exceptionalism and model minority thinking – the notion that anyone can succeed in America if they just act right, and those who don’t will get what they deserve.

The NYPD’s “New Low” That’s Not So New

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Soya Jung: From the War on Crime to the War on Drugs to the War on Terror, increasingly, this us-versus-them way of sorting humanity is what “makes” race today, by dictating whose lives are safeguarded by the alleged American promise of freedom and democracy, and whose are not.

Origins of “Gook”

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Soya Jung: The word “gook” was created as a tool of American war and conquest – a tool used to ensure the dehumanization of subject peoples, so that they could be killed and disappeared and stolen from with impunity.

Racism Is Like Cell Phones

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Soya Jung: We need to remember that race, like technology, adapts in ways that can feel normal, as long as you have the privilege to keep up.

Where I Come From

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Soya Jung: There are many different paths to political consciousness. But it always happens as part of asking ourselves, “Why?” and fighting alongside others to change the conditions in which we find ourselves.

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