Mobilizing BIPOC Student Power against Liberalism at Soka University of America: A Collection of Voices
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Keywords

Student Activism
Liberation
Criticial Global Ethnic Studies
Liberalism
Neoliberal Corporate University
Power
Appropriation
Diversity
Survival
Revolution
Anti-Blackness
White Supremacy
Imperialism
Racisms

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Huỳnh, V., Storms, K., Saito, J., X, P., & Rallin, A. (2021). Mobilizing BIPOC Student Power against Liberalism at Soka University of America: A Collection of Voices . Radical Teacher, 121, 31-41. https://doi.org/10.5195/rt.2021.899

Abstract

We write as a collective of BIPOC undergraduate activist students/organizers and contingent/tenured professors dedicated to Black, Third World, and Indigenous liberation through a feminist analysis at Soka University of America (SUA). We focus our critique on liberalism as a dominant political paradigm that has solidified the reign of empire and it’s necropolitical grips on our communities within and without SUA, our SLAC. We highlight through a brief chronology of the epistemic and physical struggles against hegemonic power exercised by our university the ways in which liberalism acts as counterrevolutionary ideology and offer critical reflections/interventions on our struggles against white supremacy at our SLAC, as well as on how our university administration utilizes “liberalism” as a technology of imperialism. We come together to resist empire from where we stand. We believe in the pedagogical possibilities of resistance.

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Copyright (c) 2021 Victoria Huỳnh, Kristen Storms, Jordyn Saito, Professor X, Aneil Rallin