Asians during Civil Rights and Vietnam

Asians during Civil Rights and Vietnam - Asian-American...

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Asian-American Social Movement Asian American Movement: Multi-Ethnic, Multi-class, Sought to improve lives of all Asians: Workers and poor Fought against Negative Stereotypes (model Minority) Impediments to Political Participations: o McCarthyism o Anti-Asiatic League Outgrowth of Other Racial Movements o 1954: Civil Rights Goal was integration (end Plessey V Ferguson) Took a non-violent and civil disobedience approach Public Sympathy for self-risk Examples are sit-ins, protests, Goal was to serve the people and Third World Party Eventually turned into Black Power movement, as the movement wasn’t taking care of Urban minorities Change in Leadership, and organizations began appearing (black panther party) o 1964: Free Speech Movement o 1965: Black Power o 1965: Anti-War Movement Operation Rolling Thunder: Took 90,000 lives in Vietnam MLK was anti-war. Stated it manipulated the poor in Vietnam, as very few of the Vietnamese involved were communist. Vietnamese=”Gook” just as black=Nigger
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This note was uploaded on 04/13/2011 for the course ASAMST 20A taught by Professor Omi during the Fall '08 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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