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Asking these questions gave rise to the first Asian American movement, half a century ago, which was also a movement in solidarity with protests and uprisings for Black liberation.
The opposite of the model minorityAs Karen Ishizuka demonstrates in her invaluable oral history, Serve the People, the 1960s-1970s Asian American movement had multiple origins.
Etymologically, you might say, the term “Asian American” begins as a declaration of solidarity.
Grounding a movementWhat a new Asian American movement would look like is premature to say.
As the first Asian American movement demonstrated, the development of such a consciousness cannot end anti-Blackness in itself.

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