Samurai among Panthers: Richard Aoki on Race, Resistance, and a Paradoxical Life (2020)

Samurai among Panthers Richard Aoki on Race Resistance and a Paradoxical Life An iconic figure of the Asian American movement Richard Aoki was also as the most prominent non Black member of the Black Panther Party a key architect of Afro Asian solidarity in the
  • Title: Samurai among Panthers: Richard Aoki on Race, Resistance, and a Paradoxical Life
  • Author: Diane C. Fujino
  • ISBN: 9780816677863
  • Page: 249
  • Format: Hardcover
  • An iconic figure of the Asian American movement, Richard Aoki 1938 2009 was also, as the most prominent non Black member of the Black Panther Party, a key architect of Afro Asian solidarity in the 1960s and 70s His life story exposes the personal side of political activism as it illuminates the history of ethnic nationalism and radical internationalism in America.A refAn iconic figure of the Asian American movement, Richard Aoki 1938 2009 was also, as the most prominent non Black member of the Black Panther Party, a key architect of Afro Asian solidarity in the 1960s and 70s His life story exposes the personal side of political activism as it illuminates the history of ethnic nationalism and radical internationalism in America.A reflection of this interconnection, Samurai among Panthers weaves together two narratives Aoki s dramatic first person chronicle and an interpretive history by a leading scholar of the Asian American movement, Diane C Fujino Aoki s candid account of himself takes us from his early years in Japanese American internment camps to his political education on the streets of Oakland, to his emergence in the Black Panther Party As his story unfolds, we see how his parents separation inside the camps and his father s illegal activities shaped the development of Aoki s politics Fujino situates his life within the context of twentieth century history World War II, the Cold War, and the protests of the 1960s She demonstrates how activism is both an accidental and an intentional endeavor and how a militant activist practice can also promote participatory democracy and social service.The result of these parallel voices and analysis in Samurai among Panthers is a complex and sometimes contradictory portrait of a singularly extraordinary activist and an expansion and deepening of our understanding of the history he lived.
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    One Reply to “Samurai among Panthers: Richard Aoki on Race, Resistance, and a Paradoxical Life”

    1. If you fancy anything related with the Civil Rights Movement, the Cold War era, the Black Power Movement, the Yellow Power Movement, or history, in general, I would recommend this book to you It is a biography of Richard Aoki an accumulation of interviews of Aoki by Fujino literature research , one of the founding fathers of the Black Panther and one of the few Yellow Panthers There are also pictures to keep you engaged while reading.

    2. Because of its method, which is largely a presentation of Richard Aoki s autobiographical oral history, the book is an odd mix of autobiography and biography We read Aoki in first person talking about his parents breaking up in the internment camps, his time in the army, his involvement with the Socialist Workers Party, the Black Panthers, the Asian American Political Alliance, the Third World Liberation Front strike, and so on Fujino then adds her own commentary at the end of each chapter and t [...]

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