Transforming Student Elites Into Community Activists: A Legacy of Asian American Activism
We saw Chinatown as an internal colony. So when you talk about anti-colonialism, you have to look at what other alternatives or ideals are that you are promoting. That was one of the things that came out of the Third World strike [for Ethnic Studies]. Once we get this program [Ethnic Stuides], what long-range ideal are we looking at? That's how a lot of us started developing socialist ideas. Some of the people involved did see Ethnic Studies as the main goal. And some others felt that it was part of a goal -- a short-term goal to a longer-term goal of making deeper transformations in society.