The Asian American Movement

The Asian American Movement

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Lacking a nationally known leader but confronted by many shared issues and concerns, the Asian American Movement was essentially a middle-class reform effort to achieve racial equality, social justice, and political empowerment. It focused on ethnic solidarity and self-empowerment through political activism, educational and community development, and cultural expressions. While the Movement was most visible on the West Coast, notably at the Third World Strike at San Francisco State College in 1968, it became a vital force simultaneously on campuses and in Asian American communities throughout the country. Wei evaluates the Movement's effort to develop a unique but cohesive ethnic identity and the internal struggles between reformist and revolutionary approaches to social change. He analyzes the Asian American women's movement, the alternative press, Asian American studies programs, community-based organizations, and Maoist sects... discussion of the Berkeley AAPA is based on ibid.; aquot;Understanding AAPA, aquot; Asian-American Alliance Newsletter I, no. ... An Asian American Reader (Los Angeles: Asian American Studies Center, University of California, 1971), pp. 273- 274.

Title:The Asian American Movement
Author: William Wei
Publisher:VNR AG - 1993-06-27

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