Exploring the Word “Ethnic”: Impolite Conversation Podcast

By UCBerkeleyAAADS

Last Monday, Lezli began a four-volume series with Dr. Matthew Jacobson, William Robertson Coe Professor of American Studies and History at Yale University entitled, Hamburgers + Hot Dogs Are German…You Know That, Right?  The series explores the word “ethnic”, other coded language and who gets to be American. This Monday,Lezli was joined by Dr. Niambi Carter, Associate Professor of Political Science at Howard University and author of American While Black: African Americans, Immigration, and the Limits of Citizenship as well as Dr. Lok Siu, an award-winning author, cultural anthropologist, and Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies and Asian American & Asian Diaspora Studies at UC Berkeley. Listen to their conversation on US Immigrant Mythology as they tackle:

  • Evolution of the US Racial Construct circa the Immigration Act of ’65
  • Convenient Timing of Asian Success Literature / Birth of The Asian Minority Myth
  • Nixon, Good Immigrants, Bad Immigrants, and Other Foolishness 
  • Kamala Harris, Barack Obama, and former GOP Primary Presidential Candidate Michele Bachmann🇨🇭

Listen to Episode #9: Hamburgers + Hot Dogs Are German…You Know That, Right? Vol 2: US Immigrant Mythology