Posted by Big League Politics | May 22, 2021
An ethnic studies professor has argued that “white supremacy” is the real reason why blacks are attacking Asians.
Jennifer Ho, professor of Asian American Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder, published an article last month titled “White supremacy is the root of all race-related violence in the US.”
“When a Black person attacks an Asian person, the encounter is fueled perhaps by racism, but very specifically by white supremacy,” Ho writes. “White supremacy does not require a white person to perpetuate it.”
How is this the case? Ho says it’s because “white supremacy is an ideology, a pattern of values and beliefs that are ingrained in nearly every system and institution in the U.S.”
“The dehumanization of Asian people by U.S. society is driven by white supremacy and not by any Black person who may or may not hate Asians,” she writes.
Ho also adds that “white supremacist ideas of Chinese people being to blame for COVID-19” have caused the alleged increase anti-Asian attacks, even if many of them were perpetrated by non-whites.
In 2003 Jennifer Ho received her PhD in English from Boston University. Before joining the University of Colorado Boulder faculty she taught at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 2004 to 2019. Her Colorado.edu faculty page lists her research interests as follows:
Asian American literary and cultural studies, intersectionality, critical race studies, anti-racist theory and praxis, contemporary American multiethnic literature, critical mixed race studies