Purdue University recently had some race-related troubles in the form of a racist anti-Asian Twitter account(s) that denigrated and ridiculed Asian and Asian American students there. The Asian American community was offended. Others thought it was funny. The university was slow to respond.
As the Asian Pacific American media began talking about it nationally, I began to fantasize about a more effective solution. I knew that two very cool Asian American activists happened to be headed to Purdue for various Asian Pacific American Heritage Month activities. I conjured up the image of the two of them dressed up in sky blue superhero costumes with fluttering capes and bright yellow masks and gloves, parachuting into the center of Purdue to take care of business.
Ka-pow! Sock! Bam!
Sometimes, in the face of depressing news item after depressing news item, I long for a superhero to set things right as cleanly and simply as they do in the comic books.
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Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Seeking Asian Pacific American Superheroes...at a Conference? - NAM EthnoBlog
Posted by Frances Kai-Hwa Wang at Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Labels: apa, apa heritage month, apia, asian, asian american, blogger, blogging, chinese, conference, Frances Kai-Hwa Wang, identity, role model, sexism, social media, women
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