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In 2014, Vijay Iyer delivered the keynote speech at a reunion of Yale Asian American alumni.

In fact, the category “Asian American” was one born explicitly out of the struggle for racial justice, anti-imperialism and solidarity.

But rarely does “Asian American” invoke such a commitment to solidarity and resistance today as it did in the 1960s.

When I call myself an Asian American in 2020 have I made peace with America’s ugly past?

Perhaps a salient question for Asian people in America—and especially for Asian Americans who go to schools like Yale or Duke—to ask, when does the immigrant-refugee become the settler-gentrifier?

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