Asian-Americans are still regarded as “other” by many of their fellow-citizens. And yet one finds among some Asian-Americans a reluctance to call out racist acts, in part because of their supposed privilege in comparison with other minority groups. Meanwhile, much of the history of Asians in America, a history that now spans nearly half a millennium, has been forgotten.
Actor George Takei’s posting about racism as an institution always has me thinking. This article struck a chord. I thought I’d share. It’s definitely a good read.