3.14.2007

What Asians Owe Blacks

A lot has been said in the blogosphere about Kenneth Eng's racist and
inane comments in Asian Week last month, but Ron Takaki's letter to
the publication in response was the most profound:
http://news.asianweek.com/news/view_article.html?article_id=341cc911a9433b949069222fa1c64c51&this_category_id=172.

Without the ground-breaking work done by Dr. King and other
African-Americans, it is possible that I and many of my Asian-American
friends, whose parents came to the US in the 1960's and 1970's, would
not be in this country. If you are like me in that regard, consider
for a moment what debt we owe to those civil rights advocates, and how
we might respond in our generation.

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