The amplification of dangerous and persistent anti-Asian racism is a central part of our failed response to COVID-19.
“Law and order” has often been a flimsy cover for advancing the ruthless interests of white Americans.
Nearly 70 years ago, civil rights activists asked: why shouldn’t the perpetual destruction of black lives in America be considered genocide?
Why do we talk about “reopening” the economy, as if it were a bodega or a Bennigan’s? Americans trip over political metaphors yet again.
Why are certain stories and storytellers amplified while others are ignored or silenced?
In the age of coronavirus, the state is strangling all of us.
The ugly spectre of anti-Asian racism, a mainstay of American history, is back in an even more intense and vicious form in the age of Corona.
The white publishing industry locks arms to form a united front against writers and critics of color — proving the critics’ point, again and again.