Vigilante Racism: The De-Americanization of Immigrant America

16 Pages Posted: 16 Aug 2002

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Bill Ong Hing

University of San Francisco - School of Law

Abstract

The mistreatment of those of Arab, Muslim, and Sikh descent in the United States post September 11 amounts to vigilante racism--the enforcement of a presumed code of what constitutes a "true" American. In the process, the culprits engage in a process of "de-Americanizing" individuals of color, informing them that they do not belong to the American community. There are two Americas; one that is embracing of diversity, the other that continues to be premised on a Euro-centric vision.

Keywords: race, culture, hate crime, discrimination, hate speech, de-Americanize, racism, vigilante, diversity, Euro-centrism

Suggested Citation

Hing, Bill Ong, Vigilante Racism: The De-Americanization of Immigrant America. Michigan Journal of Race and Law, Vol. 7, Spring 2002. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=312879 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.312879

Bill Ong Hing (Contact Author)

University of San Francisco - School of Law ( email )

2130 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
United States

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