NOTABLE ESSAYS: On Solidarity, Invisibility, and Satire

Racial and ethnic identity politics make for difficult conversations these days. Quick and sharp responses to offensive language in the media are multiplied and repeated, thenĀ  become trending topics in brief social media outbursts. These eruptions, unfortunately, offer more heat than light. Except for these three recent essays: [Huffington Post] How Do Asian Americans Advocate…

IN THE NEWS: Conviction and confusion about justice

A Brooklyn jury convicted New York police officer Peter Liang of second-degree manslaughter and official misconduct for the killing of Akai Gurley, prompting protests from many in the Asian American community who are defending Liang and seeking leniency for him. Although it was an accidental shooting committed by the rookie Chinese American policeman, the jury…