Organizing the Asian American Community: Lessons From An Asian Frat (Part 2)

(8 min read time) ASIAN AMERICAN MEN MUST EVOLVE “There is no “I” in Iotas.” — Motto of Iota Class According to famous American anarchist and feminist writer Voltairine de Cleyre in her widely cited 1912 essay “Direct Action”¹², direct action consists of the following: “Every person who ever thought he had a right to…

Organizing the Asian American Community: Lessons From An Asian Frat (Part 1)

“Brother: L L L Phiii… Actives: E, YOU KNOW!” ON THE ORIGINS OF ORDER “Delta stands for change.” — Keith, #28 Delta Class Evolution is a biological theory. We have no idea how it actually works. No reputable scientist disputes the theory, of course. It’s well-established and a given that we somehow made it from…

JttW Episode 35: Youtube Influencers

By Sen Tien Vi and Sen touch on influencers and their impact on YouTube. Mostly focus on the beauty community and how it affects Asian women. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOU-a8fGobQ&w=480&h=270 Find us on Twitter: Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/JttWPodcast J. Maraan: http://twitter.com/j_maraan Sen Tien: http://twitter.com/sen_tient Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/journey-to-the-west/id1347539343?mt=2 Listen on Andriod: http://www.subscribeonandroid.com/jttw.podbean.com/feed/ We're also on Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=167076 Read Vi's Article: https://ift.tt/2L0qvWm

Where Are All My Asian American Superheroes?

(13 min read) “These men are all talk. What we need is action—action!” — John Brown, slavery abolitionist Over the past weekend, I met up with Paget Kagy, my co-host for Not Your Asian Sidekick¹, at Sweetea Bar on the corner of W 6th St and Westmoreland in K-Town LA. I hadn’t seen Paget in…

Racist Love in 2018: My Experiences with Asian American Activism

(10 min read time)   It all began with an Asian American Fiction class. A young Korean American college student, I eagerly awaited my first-ever Asian American Studies course. Class-required readings included very representative and completely unproblematic Asian American classics such as Amy Tan’s Joy Luck Club and Celeste Ng’s Everything I Never Told You.…

What Is Asian Love? An Inquiry into the Praxis of Radical Love – Part 4

Part 4 of 4 (12 min read time) By Albert Joon-Ho Hur [Edited by J] LIBERTY IS NOT ABSOLUTE FREEDOM I was tired of my lady, we’d been together too long Like a worn-out recording, of a favorite song So while she lay there sleeping, I read the paper in bed And in the personals column,…

What Is Asian Love? An Inquiry into the Praxis of Radical Love – Part 3

Part 3 of 4 (8 min read time) By Albert Joon-Ho Hur [Edited by J] MEN ARE FROM MARS, WOMEN ARE ALSO FROM MARS Jesus told them, “If you don’t have a sword, sell some of your clothes and buy one.” — Luke 22:36 According to Canada Research Chair in Political Philosophy Will Kymlicka in his…

What Is Asian Love? An Inquiry into the Praxis of Radical Love – Part 2

Part 2 of 4 (15 min read time) By Albert Joon-Ho Hur [Edited by J] RADICAL LOVE AS PRAXIS “God is Love.” – 1 John 4:8 “There can be no Love without Justice.” – bell hooks What is Radical Love? The best scholarly articulation I’ve personally seen of Radical Love is by American sociologist George N.…