There is No “Chinese” Side of Justice

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By Guest Contributor: Timmy Lu (@timmyhlu)

This post was first published on Facebook, and has been adapted for publication on Reappropriate.

There’s a widely shared and watched video floating around the web (after the jump) that features a Chinese American woman speaking at protests organized after a jury found Officer Peter Liang of the NYPD guilty of manslaughter in the killing of Akai Gurley.

It’s a slick and convincing video that uses the kind of politically correct, in vogue language that typically appeals to many Chinese and Asian American progressives like myself.

The message is also absolutely wrong.

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‘Quantico’ Recap: Season 1, Episode 11, “Inside”

QUANTICO -- "Inside" (Photo credit: ABC/Phillipe Bosse)
QUANTICO — “Inside” (Photo Credit: ABC / Phillipe Bosse)

By Guest Contributor: Lakshmi Gandhi (@LakshmiGandhi)

Lakshmi’s recaps for “Quantico” episodes 1-7 can be found here and for episode 8 onward here, including her recap of the show’s most recent episode. Her recaps appear on Reappropriate every Monday morning! As with reading any recaps, please be wary of spoilers.

Jenn’s Note: Apologies to all regular readers of these recaps. I was traveling this weekend and due to travel issues was unable to publish this recap until today. Thank you to Lakshmi and her readers for your patience.

If you’re like us, dear readers, then you are still processing Sunday’s mid-season finale of ‘Quantico.’ We’d been eagerly anticipating episode 11 (which was titled ‘Inside’) all week because the show’s Twitter accounts had been promising all week that the bomber we’ve been wondering about for months would finally be revealed. So the big question of course was: did the show deliver on its promises?

The answer? “Sort of.”

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#SareeNotSorry: When America Treats Me Like I’m “Illegal” Just For Being Brown

#SareeNotSorry (Photo credit: Tanya Rawal)
#SareeNotSorry (Photo credit: Tanya Rawal)

This post was originally published on Medium.

By Guest Contributor:  Tanya Rawal (@Saree_NotSorry, IG: Saree.Not.Sorry)

The immigration debates are not about legality, or about having the right papers. They are about the fact that some people look illegal and some people look legal.

Translation: The immigration debate is about racism.

I was born in this country, but I look illegal.

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‘Quantico’ Recap: Season 1, Episode 10, “Quantico”

QUANTICO - "Quantico" (Photo Credit: ABC / Phillippe Bosse)
QUANTICO – “Quantico” (Photo Credit: ABC / Phillippe Bosse)

By Guest Contributor: Lakshmi Gandhi (@LakshmiGandhi)

Lakshmi’s recaps for “Quantico” episodes 1-7 can be found here and for episode 8 onward here, including her recap of the show’s most recent episode. Her recaps appear on Reappropriate every Monday morning! As with reading any recaps, please be wary of spoilers.

We don’t know about you, dear readers, but we found it impossible to watch this week’s episode of ‘Quantico’ without reflecting on all of the events of the last week. It’s admittedly strange to watch a fictional drama about the FBI’s counterterrorism efforts that has the stereotyping of South Asians and Muslims as a central plotline just hours after the President of the United States delivered a primetime address from the Oval Office addressing all of those themes.

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