“From Binaries to Bridges: Black Liberation and Model Minority Mutiny”

“From Binaries to Bridges: Black Liberation and Model Minority Mutiny”

Monday, May 18, 2015, 6:30 PM
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Blvd 
New York

How did racialized notions of criminality become so closely associated with blackness? How did the story of Asian-American success and racial uplift become so widely accepted? What is the relationship between the two, and what are the implications for today’s racial politics? Join us for an exciting evening exploring Black and Asian-American racial formation featuring Schomburg Director Khalil Gibran Muhammad, author of The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America, and Ellen D. Wu, author of The Color of Success: Asian Americans and the Origins of the Model Minority.

The panel will also feature Deepa Iyer, Senior Fellow at the Center for Social Inclusion and the author of the forthcoming book, We Too Sing America: South Asian, Muslim, Arab and Sikh Immigrants And Our Multiracial Future. The discussion will be moderated by Soya Jung of ChangeLab, which publishes a blog on Asian Americans and the racial justice movement at www.racefiles.com.

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