Book reviews of The State of Asian America, edited by Karin Aguilar-San Juan; Ethnic Labels, Latino Lives: Identity and the Politics of (Re)Presentation in the United States by Suzanne Oboler; The Rooster’s Egg by Patricia Williams; Turning Back: The Retreat from Racial Justice in American Thought and Policy by Stephen Steinberg; Beyond Black and White by Manning Marable; and Crow Dog’s Case: American Indian Sovereignty, Tribal Law, and the United States Law in the Nineteenth Century by Sidney L. Harring.
"It's important to note that scholars have long observed that political discourse and political events can contribute to the frequency of bias incidents. In fact, this phenomenon has a name today. It's called the Trump Effect."
The discriminatory laws, practices, and policies promised and delivered by President Trump have social, political, and economic ramifications. First, they reinforce misconceptions about Islam as an inherently violent religion. Second, they breed intolerance, fear, and hostility among the general population
As I started to look at mixed income housing, I realized that it was a strategy to manage the discrimination in the larger society.
Do new domestic terrorism laws put Black Lives Matter supporters, anti-war protestors, and/or animal rights activists at risk? Do they presently incorporate sufficient safeguards against such misuse and abuse?