Anti-Asian American Racism, COVID-19, Racism Contested, Humor, and Empathy

16(2) Florida International University Law Review (Forthcoming fall 2021)

U of Colorado Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 20-41

103 Pages Posted: 5 Aug 2020 Last revised: 16 Apr 2021

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Peter H. Huang

University of Colorado Law School

Date Written: July 30, 2020

Abstract

This Article analyzes the history of anti-Asian American racism. This Article considers how anger, fear, and hatred over COVID-19 fueled the increase of anti-Asian American racism. This Article introduces the phrase, racism contested, to describe an incident where some people view racism as clearly involved, while some people do not. This Article critiques respectability politics as being an effective response to racism. This Article proposes how to utilize humor to engage non-violent racism. This Article studies how to achieve DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) by fostering Empathy Through Personal Perspective Pivoting (ETPPP).

Keywords: Anti-Asian American Racism, COVID-19, Racism Contested, Respectability Politics, Emotions, Humor, DEI, Empathy Through Personal Perspective Pivoting (ETPPP)

JEL Classification: I1, I18, I19, I31, J15

Suggested Citation

Huang, Peter H., Anti-Asian American Racism, COVID-19, Racism Contested, Humor, and Empathy (July 30, 2020). 16(2) Florida International University Law Review (Forthcoming fall 2021), U of Colorado Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 20-41, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3664356 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3664356

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