We sat down and talked to Dr. Dylan Rodriguez to hear his take on the anti-Asian violence and questions what it means to Asian American. He examines the creation of anti-Asian racism, it's history and he connects its roots to anti-Black and Indigenous racism. What are your thoughts?
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Dylan Rodríguez is Professor of the Department of Ethnic Studies at UC Riverside. He received his Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in Ethnic Studies from the University of California, Berkeley (2001), and earned two B.A. degrees and a Concentration degree from Cornell University (1995).
Rodríguez is the author of two books: Forced Passages: Imprisoned Radical Intellectuals and the U.S. Prison Regime (University of Minnesota Press, 2006) and Suspended Apocalypse: White Supremacy, Genocide, and the Filipino Condition (University of Minnesota Press, 2009). Rodríguez was nationally recognized by Diverse as an Emerging Scholar of 2006, and has been a Ford Foundation Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Fellow. Rodríguez is a founding member of Critical Resistance: Beyond the Prison Industrial Complex and the Critical Ethnic Studies Association, and has worked in or alongside various social movements and activist collectives.