Friday, October 22, 2021

1990 Institute Newsletter Vol 1 Issue 19 How will ethnic studies and Asian American studies affect my child?

1990 Institute Newsletter Vol 1 Issue 19 Oct 22, 2021 asks How will ethnic studies and Asian American studies affect my child?
When my son, who we all call Little Brother, was in fifth or sixth grade, he was having trouble getting his homework done. So in order to get him to sit at a desk where I could keep an eye on him, I started taking him with me to the evening class that I was team teaching at the University of Michigan. I thought that I could just park him at the back of the classroom with his math book and papers, and he could quietly work on his homework without disturbing anybody. It never occurred to me that he would find an upper division university course on Asian American and Pacific Islander civil rights interesting.

Thursday, October 21, 2021

How ‘segregation, disinvestment, and concentrated poverty’ preceded lead troubles in Benton Harbor | PBS NewsHour

My article for PBS NewsHour on Benton Harbor and lead in the drinking water
BENTON HARBOR, Mich. — Two bridges stretch across the winding St. Joseph River to connect the Twin Cities, or the Little Twin Cities, of Benton Harbor and St. Joseph in southwestern Michigan.

From the Benton Harbor side, one bridge leads to the hospital that serves all the people in these two communities, where in the past, Black residents have complained of disparate treatment.

The other bridge leads to the jail. 
How ‘segregation, disinvestment, and concentrated poverty’ preceded lead troubles in Benton Harbor | PBS NewsHour

Monday, October 11, 2021

Sikh Americans push for greater visibility, awareness against years of hate crimes, misunderstanding | PBS NewsHour

My article for PBS NewsHour re the Sikh American community and history of activism
“When I went back to work, people in passing cars on highways rolled down their windows to yell at me and flip me off,” Singh said. “Out on the streets, people gave me angry and anxious looks. It was almost everyone. Women, men, white, black, young and old. It was one of the most unsettling times of my life.”

Friday, October 8, 2021

Thursday, October 7, 2021

October 6, 2021 – PBS NewsHour full episode | PBS NewsHour

They showed a picture of my article on the broadcast last night, it's only like 3 seconds at the 53:41 mark, but still fun to see...

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/october-6-2021-pbs-newshour-full-episode

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

The only Arab American museum in the nation is ‘much more than a building’ | PBS NewsHour

My article for PBS NewsHour about the Arab American National Museum 
“It’s vital that our young generation grow up with the knowledge that they are an integral part of this great American mosaic and be proud of the fact that their ancestors have contributed extensively to the formation of our modern-day society,”

and on Canvas Arts too!