With Prop. 16 on the ballot for Nov. 3 -- which will decide whether California will reinstate affirmative action -- the eternal issue of whether Asian Americans are "for or against affirmative action" is again causing a rift among activists. It seems to be a deadlock where one is either "selling out" other AsAms if they support affirmative action, or "being complicit with white supremacy" if they oppose it.
Jess, Diana and Teen discuss this deadlock, and whether there is a different perspective by which to understand affirmative action and the Asian American. Is affirmative action even a proper domain for "activism" -- whether one is for or against -- in the first place?
- LA Time endorsement of Prop 16
- SF Chronicle opposition to Prop 16
- "Thomas Jefferson High School Wants Fewer Asians," The National Review
EFPA Opening Theme:
- "Fuck Out My Face" by Ayekay