Julian Clarence Levi Professor of Social Sciences @Columbia | Contributor @ScienceMagazine @BrookingsInst | Boards @RussellSageFdn @AAPIData | Kaia's Human 🦁
May 4 • 13 tweets • 14 min read
🚨 JUST OUT: The 2022 STAATUS Index
Despite a new administration, attacks against our community continue to increase, reminding us that racism against #AsianAmericans is deeply embedded in US history, culture & institutions, and have been for over 150 years.
🧵 of some findings
1/ Compared to 2021, Americans in 2022 are nearly TWICE as likely to say that #AsianAmericans are at least partly responsible for #COVID19: 11% vs 21%
Dec 31, 2021 • 23 tweets • 18 min read
My sociological imagination expanded when I chose to READ ACROSS disciplinary boundaries & genres.
THREAD: This moment should be an awakening for all #AsianAmericans, regardless of political persuasion. It is a blunt reminder that regardless of whether we were born in the U.S., regardless of our national origins or citizenship, our racial status in the U.S. is precarious.
2/ One moment, #AsianAmericans are exalted as model Americans and touted as victims of affirmative action by conservative pundits whose goal is to dismantle the policy. In the next, we are derided by the same pundits as filthy foreigners who are the vectors of the #coronavirus.