Episode 3: Disruptive Potluck: What are you bringing to the table?
“Asians are not the virus and Black people are not the villains. Our issue is not with each other it’s with the system of white supremacy."
Dr. Joyce del Rosario
This week we talk about “disruptive potluck” with our guest Dr. Joyce Del Rosario! As violence against Asian Americans continues to grow into 2021, Dr. Joyce talks about the upsurge in hatred, racism and violence against the Asian American community. She explains how Asian Americans are often used as a wedge in the black white racial binary through the use of the model minority myth and through invisibility. This binary causes people not to see how Asian Americans show up for justice for black folks. Finally, she talks about “potluck theology” and the importance for everyone to show up fully at the “table”.
Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning, by Cathy Park Hong
Womanist Midrash: A Reintroduction To The Women Of The Torah And The Throne, by Wilda Gafney
PBS Documentary: Asian Americans - produced by Renee Tajima-Peña https://www.pbs.org/show/asian-americans/
Inheritance Magazine (https://www.inheritancemag.com/)
The Model Minority Myth and the Wedge Between Black and White America [Updated], by Kenji https://www.inheritancemag.com/stories/the-model-minority-myth-and-the-wedge-between-black-and-white-america
Reclaim Magazine by the Asian American Christian Collaborative (https://www.asianamericanchristiancollaborative.com/articles)