A People’s History of Asian America

Are Asians Next in Line to be White?

Episode 4 | 7m 39s

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By taking a look at the movies Get Out and Do The Right Thing, Adrian and Dolly examine pop culture references about Asian proximity to whiteness. They connect these moments to 3 historic Supreme Court cases where Asian Americans sued for white privilege and their discussion builds upon the theory’s of Cheryl Harris, a law professor who examines whiteness as a form of ownership.

Aired: 06/03/21 | Rating: NR

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