Social Justice

Quarterly journal provides articles on international dimensions of power, inequality and injustice through focusing on globalization, human and civil rights, immigration issues, social policies affecting welfare and education, ethnic and gender relations and environmental victims.

Articles from Vol. 35, No. 2, Summer

Changing Neighborhood: Ethnic Enclaves and the Struggle for Social Justice
ONE OF THE LEGACIES OF THE ASIAN-AMERICAN EXPERIENCE IS THE FORMATION OF distinctive ethnic neighborhoods. Today, new forms of enclaves have taken shape distant from the downtown locations of the traditional urban enclaves of Chinatown and Japantowns....
Continuing Significance of the Model Minority Myth: The Second Generation
IMMIGRANT LIFE IS UNDERSTOOD AS CONSISTING OF CONSTANT DOUBT AND JUSTIFICATION of one's presence in a foreign land (see Yoon, 1997). Interviews with the children of immigrants indicate that this insecurity does not end with the immigrant generation....
Immigrants, Racial Citizens, and the (Multi)cultural Politics of Neoliberal Los Angeles
THE CHANGING RACIAL LANDSCAPE OF LOS ANGELES EVIDENT BY THE 1990S EMERGED under the shadow of dramatic economic and social changes that were decades in the making. The deindustrialization of Los Angeles, most memorably the shutdown of Bethlehem Steel,...
Missing in Action: "Framing" Race on Prime-Time Television
RACISM IN THE POST-CIVIL RIGHTS UNITED STATES IS REPRODUCED THROUGH SUBTLE and naturalized ideologies (Bonilla-Silva, 2001; Feagin, 2000; Omi and Winant, 1994). (1) Consequently, efforts to document and combat racism need to match this shift into the...
Paul T. Takagi Honored
ON APRIL 19, 2008, THE ASSOCIATION FOR ASIAN AMERICAN STUDIES HONORED Professor (Emeritus) Paul Takagi with a Lifetime Achievement Award during its Chicago conference on Where Is the Heart of AsianAmerica? American Identity and Exceptionalism in an...
Race, Place, Space, and Political Development: Japanese-American Radicalism in the "Pre-Movement" 1960s
YURI KOCHIYAMA, RICHARD AOKI, AND MO NISHIDA LIVED IN DIFFERENT GEOGRAPHIC locations, belonged to different generations, and traveled different political pathways. But Black oppression and Black resistance strongly shaped their activism as it emerged...
"Serve the People and You Help Yourself": Japanese-American Anti-Drug Organizing in Los Angeles, 1969 to 1972
IN THE SUMMER OF 1971, A SMALL GROUP OF JAPANESE-AMERICAN ACTIVISTS SHOOK their heads at the Los Angeles County coroner s reports. According to the official documents, Sansei (third-generation Japanese American) teenagers throughout Los Angeles County...
Spaces of Mobilization: The Asian American/Pacific Islander Struggle for Social Justice
ASIAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDERS HAVE BEEN POLITICALLY CONSTRUCTED AS AN ALIEN presence or as "forever foreigners" in U.S. culture (Lowe, 1996; Tuan, 2003; Lee, 1999). For millions of Asian and Pacific Islanders who fully identify as Americans, they are...
The Politics of Race and Education: Second-Generation Laotian Women Campaign for Improved Educational Services
My idea of a perfect school is a school that has money, has all available school materials, can afford to go to field trips where students can learn with a "hands-on" experience, a school that has very good, intelligent, fun, and humorous faculty,...
Wearing "Our Sword": Post-September 11 Activism among South Asian Muslim Women Student Organizations in New York
At the time after September 11 happened, the campus was dominated by joking and all that stuff like, "Oh, you look like a terrorist, you dyke." It was like blame was imputed to us. So, it was very sad.... But for me, I think that the experience made...