Oct 6, PSU via Zoom: Model Minority Ideology and Antiblackness in Japanese American History

by Lynn Moyers on September 23, 2020

The PSU Center for Japanese Studies with co-sponsors PSU Department of History and Portland Japanese Garden presents an installment in the Series: Race, Citizenship, and Inclusion/Exclusion

The involvement of an Asian American officer in the police murder of George Floyd has drawn heightened attention to the “model minority” image of Asians in the United States. Much of the focus, particularly from a younger generation of Asian Americans aligning with the Black Lives Matter movement, has been placed on the political consequences of Asian Americans rejecting or accepting the status of “honorary whites” within a racist system. In this presentation, Dr. Kurashige will argue these vital and far-reaching debates about the function of racist ideology should be complemented by greater attention to the historical origins of “model minority” discourse in the 20th century.

Scott Kurashige, Texas Christian University
October 6, 2020 at 6 pm Pacific Time, a free Zoom Lecture
Register at https://forms.gle/b7ftgiQEPzQzVh1w7
Registration deadline is Sunday, Oct. 4th at Noon.

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