Even During A Reckoning, Mind Reading Is Bad

Why are so many accounts of the present racial reckoning situated within highly educated, white-collar professional contexts?

About a week ago, The New York Times ran a story headlined “The Cost of Being an ‘Interchangeable Asian.’” It contained frustrating accounts of Americans workers of Asian descent realizing their colleagues don’t know their names. After Jeff Yang, an Asian American culture critic, put out a call for these sorts of stories on Twitter, “Workers recounted r…

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