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Academic Version: Applying my personal experiences and academic research as a professor of Sociology and Asian American Studies to provide a more complete understanding of political, economic, and cultural issues and current events related to American race relations, and Asia/Asian America in particular.

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April 26, 2007

Written by C.N.

Survivor Winner Comments on VA Tech Tragedy

You may remember Yul Kwon was the winner of the Survivor series that initially divided teams by racial group. His victory was seen as a significant accomplishment and source of pride by many Asian Americans. Yul has since continued to demonstrate his acute understanding of his social environment, as shown in an interview he recently conducted with the Asia Society in New York City:

As you can see, he verbalizes many of the same points that I made in my previous posts about the Virginia Tech tragedy, but with a particular emphasis from his point of view as a Korean American. Kudos to Yul and the Asia Society for helping to educate us about these important issues.


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