Feminism and Race: Just Who Counts as a Woman of Color?
In this brief personal essay, Yoo discusses being a socially active Asian American woman in a nation that often views race in a black-white binary. In her experience, Asian Americans are left out of the conversation of race completely, or are considered “white” (part of the model minority stereotype). She argues that conversations of racial justice and civil rights history often ignore Asian-Americans despite their experiences with racism and anti-immigration rhetoric, and history of activism. This essay explores the importance of inclusion in feminist conversations.
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