Getting Called a C****: Reflections on Off-Target Oppression as a Biracial Korean/White Man

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2019-04-27

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Yoon-Henderson, Hanum

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My JCURA research introduces the notion of “off-target oppression”. Off-target oppression can be thought of as the flipside of passing, when one is misperceived as a member of an oppressed group and thus is treated like a member of an oppressed group. Through my research, I have developed a preliminary analysis of what off-target oppression is and created a basic model that explains how off-target oppression occurs. The goal of this project is to come to a better understanding off-target oppression, and the relationship between oppression and perception in general. My hope is that this better understanding of the mechanics of oppression will help us combat oppression better.

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Passing, oppression, perception, anti-oppressive, philosophy, applied ethics, identity

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