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…

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…