Program Eight - Segment Five: Racial Profiling Then and Now

Hundreds of volunteers walk from San Jose’s Japantown to the South Bay Islamic Association in California. This candlelight walk for peace on the 2004 anniversary of September 11th is one of many events where Japanese and Muslim Americans are joining together, because the attack on the Twin Towers produced another wave of racial violence.

Acknowledgments:

NPR News Archives, Deepa Iyer, Yuri Kochiyama, Bobby Khan interpreting for Malik Ali, Reverend John Oda, and Samena Faheem.

Produced by Robynn Takayama

Photos:

9/11 Vigil Slideshow (opens in new window)

Music:

Aishu Venkataraman, Violinist is a 13-year old violin prodigy, playing in a South Indian style. As Divine Strings, she performs nationally while her father accompanies on drums. While attending middle school, Aishu also takes lessons in classical and bluegrass violin and has already been accepted to a summer program at the Berklee school of music. divinestrings.com

Further Internet Resources:

Bibliography:

Prashad, Vijay.  “Of Solidarity and Other Desires.”  The Karma of Brown Folk, 2000.  

Takaki, Ronald, Strangers at the Gates Again: Asian American Immigration After 1965 (The Asian American Experience). Chelsea House Publishers, 1995.   

Zia, Helen, Asian American Dreams: The Emergence of an American People, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2001.

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