The unfading legacies of Western racism is a paradigm Contemporary And continuously examines through the visual art lens. This adds to a collective false sense of equality, and reinforces the trap of consensus in the art world. Among other things, this was instigated by the work of Claire J. Kim, who has related the experience of Asian American and African American communities. Could you talk a bit about this approach? Kim at the University of California, Irvine.
South Asians and African Americans have been standing up for each other for over a century. These are the histories we were never taught. Want to go deeper? Ambedkar would go on to look at the same facts and come to exactly the opposite conclusion. Photo credit: Thomas Harrison, In , the Black press was heavily covering the widespread anti-colonial civil disobedience in India. Writes Nico Slate in Colored Cosmopolitanism :.
The fight for media representation has become one of the most prominent rallying cries among Asian Americans. Chu implicitly chose Awkwafina in an attempt to rewrite Peik Lin as a trope. Chu said that he specifically cast her based on her YouTube videos , in which she performs her Asian gangster persona, raps and speaks in AAVE. Colorlines screenshot of Bad Rap video, taken August 21, But the issue is larger than Awkwafina.
Black-Asian animosity is an American tradition. A disturbing video went viral last month. In it, a man can be seen shoving and kicking a woman, and then wrestling her to the ground in a chokehold that lasts for about 30 seconds. The attack takes place after he accuses her of shoplifting; the woman denies having stolen anything and even suggests he look in her purse. Once he lets her go, the woman, who is black, gets up and leaves.