Asian American Youth Violence as Genocide: A Critical Appraisal and its Pedagogical Significance

  title={Asian American Youth Violence as Genocide: A Critical Appraisal and its Pedagogical Significance},
  author={Kevin D. Lam},
  journal={Equity \& Excellence in Education},
  pages={255 - 270}
  • Kevin D. Lam
  • Published 3 July 2019
  • Sociology
  • Equity & Excellence in Education
ABSTRACT This article provides an analysis of Asian American gang violence within the context of racialization and the legacy of imperialism. The analysis is grounded in a specific study of the Van Nuys (CA) Asian Boys gang and the particularities of Asian American gang violence in Southern California during the 1990s. Drawing from historical writings on genocide in Vietnam and the United States, Lam argues that Asian American youth violence is a form of genocide – rooted in the racialization… 

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