Contributing opinion writer

Christina M. Qiu

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To Build Our Own Coffins

We cannot guard our language to the point that we imagine what is nonexistent, ban leaders who should be celebrated, and delegitimize ourselves through the intentional misrepresentation of valid ideas.

Limitations of Redistribution

If our primary goal is inclusion and equality of opportunity, the solution to this paradox is to be less reactionary as a society and to provide support for those most vulnerable.

China as Phantom

The connection between China and the American right has never been more public. China grows as the United States halts, representing both threat and opportunity for escapism.

Lessons from Dirty Jerz

Perhaps the best conclusion I can give from these nostalgic parables of local governance is that symbolic gestures are meaningless.

Asian Americans Are Not Tools

The insertion of perceived “white discrimination” into Asian American perspectives on college admissions by people who are not Asian American is an attempt to use our struggles against racist national contexts to promote the very structures that have disempowered us.

Watching Gook

It kept depicting our community as fearful, as broken, as unsympathetic, when it couldn’t have been that simple, because some of the guys circling the roof were, like me, American-born teenagers, and therefore, more fluent in the country’s racial politic.