NORDIK Institute SPARK Series: Anti Asian Racisms with Dr. Rose Ann Torres
This presentation argues that white supremacy is fundamental to the formation of the Canadian nation and the rise of the post-war welfare state. In other words, does Asians even exist when Asians are considered the disordered other? This presentation looks outside the shaping of whiteness and to start asking ethical question of how Asians may look like within and without communities in the diaspora. To do this, this presentation discuss and deliberate the history of anti-Asian racism. I will include my initial research findings on the experience of Filipino health care workers in Northern Ontario during the Covid-19 pandemic and the different ways in which we can re-imagine Asians from a place of disorder.