Rooftop Koreans Are Not Your Daddy — ft. Pix ('Escape From Plan A' Ep. 198)

Liberals and conservatives both are using the image of K-town store-owners, "Rooftop Koreans," as symbols to push false, divisive narratives, and deflect from the real issues. Why does the mainstream memory bear so little resemblance to what really happened?

2 months ago

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Pix joins Diana and Jess to contextualize the LA Riots and their relationship to today's protests against police brutality. In 1992, the media co-opted images of one immigrant community enacting destruction on another immigrant community to foment a Black-Asian conflict narrative. Today, liberals and conservatives both are using the image of K-town store-owners, "Rooftop Koreans," as symbols to push false, divisive narratives, and deflect from the real issues. We take a deep dive into why the mainstream memory bears so little resemblance to what really happened.

Twitter: Pix (@Pixelxilla), Jess (@cogitatotomato), Diana (@discoveryduck)

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Published 2 months ago