ISBN: 1984820389
EAN13: 9781984820389
Language: English
Release Date: Mar 2, 2021
Pages: 224
Dimensions: 0.9448819" H x 13.14961" L x 7.992126" W
Weight: 0.4188783 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning

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   Couldn't bring myself to finish reading it
I literally stopped reading when I came to the line that read, "Asian Americans have yet to truly reckon with where we stand in the capitalist white supremacist hierarchy of this country."
 
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   Feeling those minority feelings
Cathy puts it more bluntly: "I feel Asian in this country, but could g describe it myself." Even if I wasn't aware of being discriminated against, I am sure it happened. Thanks for the book.
 
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   A must read!
Fantastic book, I bought it for myself read it, then donated it to a free library at work, and then bought it again for my dad for Father's Day.
 
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   Thought Provoking
Minor Feelings took me on an adventure of emotions I never encountered before concerning race, particularly Asians. It was exactly what I needed in these troubled times, Mr. Dhaliwal said. It's great to hear from Dr. Goin.
 
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   only read this if you are not carrying enough white guilt to suit the author
In my search for an honest way to write about race I wanted to comfort the afflicted but also more than that I wanted to afflict the comfortable, she writes. She also tells her Asian heritage clients that whiteness is a barrier with no remedies. The girl did not disrespect my fellow humans by believing this is a gap that cannot be bridged, Mr. Cowger said. In the 19th century, Roma were living in poor houses in Victorian England, miners with no work. Rather, I would not wish to afflict anyone who is more comfortable than we have been.
 
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   Self indulgent
No wonder Dwight was so desperate to get back to work. No, be the solution, not the problem.
 
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   3.5/4
I wanted to give this a 4 but I didn't like the writing style at the end. I enjoyed the way that the author captured the feelings of indebtedness, invisibility, and racial identity against American mainstream “model” minority narratives, Raymond said. I enjoyed her introspection and the characters she introduced, but most importantly I enjoyed her honesty and rawness, said Blair. In spite of all that I couldn't help but feel that she might be deflecting, holding something back, not sharing which is exactly the argument she makes of how Asians are taught to behave quietly and privately. It was good, I just didn't love the quasi-poetry format as much as the end. Admittedly, its a very unique writing style that I'm probably under appreciating.
 
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   This is like today's breaking news but with context
She uses her knowledge of history and herself to speak powerfully to us all. Just before I read this, I had read Wilkerson's Caste, and the release of such books seems to have come with urgency.
 
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   Less Alone
My mom's story made me feel less alone and she helped me to relieve some of my brother and mother's stress. 0 1462228 3171368 This is very alarming, I would like a Korean translation for my mom's murder and sadness and also for my mom's book to make me feel less alone.
 
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   Major not Minor
Loved the book, said Janet. Turner is a firm believer in the virtue of bravery and honest, unflinching criticism. Only thing I hated more than title was that it was not minor, but major.
 
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