The Myth that Killed Akai Gurley

A conversation between myself, Evan Yi, and our guest Jaela McDonald.

Jaela McDonald is a Sociology major at Davidson College who also serves as a Student Health Advisor and Secretary of the Textures Healthy Hair Club.

We discuss the recent conviction of Chinese-American police officer Peter Liang, who killed African-American Akai Gurley in a housing project in Brooklyn, and the problematic protests that reveal the rampancy of the model minority myth and anti-blackness in the Asian-American community.

Read about Akai Gurley here.

Length: 25 mins (worth every second though!)

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