Examining Agency in Racial Preferences and Endorsements of Negative Stereotypes Across Sexualities (Part 2)

(15 min read) Toxic White Masculinity Of course, when scrutinizing the Asian women who ignore the marginalization of Asian men, it is also critical to examine the behaviors from the opposite side, as there are problematic behaviors and mentalities that are propagated and adopted by a number of men in online spaces. Nowhere is this…

Examining Agency in Racial Preferences and Endorsements of Negative Stereotypes Across Sexualities (Part 1)

(10 min read) An article by Tria Chang recently surfaced on the Huffington Post, where she expresses her frustrations and disappointment with the prevalence of white male-Asian female relationships and how they are rooted in fetishization, violence, and colonization¹. In it, she details her experiences with being romantically involved with non-Asian men (though it would…

Superman Is An Asian American Man – Part 2

Part 2 of 2 (15 min read time) Personal Essay by Albert Joon-Ho Hur [Edited by J] TRUTH “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.” — Proverbs 9:10 God said to Moses, “You cannot see my face, for no one may see me and live.” — Exodus 33:20 Death is real (as…

Superman Is An Asian American Man – Part 1

Part 1 of 2 (14 min read time) Personal Essay by Albert Joon-Ho Hur [Edited by J] “Jeff Yang used to talk about how Superman is an Asian American: He has black hair, he wears glasses, he has two different names — an American name, Clark Kent, and a foreign name, Kal-El, with a hyphen in…

The Asian American Century: A Brief Historiography of Imperialism, Neoliberalism, and the Creation of Modern Asian America in the 20th Century – Part 5

Part 5 of 5 (12 min read time) Written by Albert Joon-Ho Hur [Edited by J] ASIAN AMERICA AT THE END OF HISTORY “After the Duke had taken Romagna and had found it governed by powerless lords who had been more anxious to plunder their subjects than to govern them and had given them reason for…

The Asian American Century: A Brief Historiography of Imperialism, Neoliberalism, and the Creation of Modern Asian America in the 20th Century – Part 4

Part 4 of 5 (10 min read time) Written by Albert Joon-Ho Hur [Edited by J] CASH RULES EVERYTHING AROUND ME (CREAM), DOLLAR DOLLAR BILLS Y’ALL The same year that Pinochet and his Chicago gang were pulling off their miraculous heist in Chile, the world was hit by an oil crisis⁸¹.  Or rather, the imperialist nations…

The Asian American Century: A Brief Historiography of Imperialism, Neoliberalism, and the Creation of Modern Asian America in the 20th Century – Part 3

Part 3 of 5 (7 min read time) Written by Albert Joon-Ho Hur [Edited by J] THE END OF THE GOLDEN AGE In 1973, the CIA helped General Augusto Pinochet violently overthrow the democratically elected government of Salvador Allende⁵⁶.  With the IMF, that loan shark pillar of the Anglo-American Order, they piloted a policy program known…

The Asian American Century: A Brief Historiography of Imperialism, Neoliberalism, and the Creation of Modern Asian America in the 20th Century – Part 2

Part 2 of 5 (8 min read time) Written by Albert Joon-Ho Hur [Edited by J] THEN THEY CAME FOR EVERYONE ELSE… Immediately following World War 2, our Vietnamese brethren kicked out the French imperialists and their British collaborators in the First Indochina War²¹ (1946-1954), with the aid of Chinese forces sent by Mao.  In 1955, just…

The Asian American Century: A Brief Historiography of Imperialism, Neoliberalism, and the Creation of Modern Asian America in the 20th Century – Part 1

Part 1 of 5 (6 min read time) Written by Albert Joon-Ho Hur [Edited by J] “What, fundamentally, is colonization?  …The decisive actors here are the pirate, the wholesale grocer and the ship owner, the gold digger and the merchant, appetite and force, and behind them, the baleful projected shadow of a form of civilization which,…