Through a discussion of her recent book, Golden Children: The Legacy of Ethnic Studies at SF State (2018), the author offers a reflection on the significance of the BSU/TWLF student-led strike at San Francisco State University and the founding of the School (now College) of Ethnic Studies. She additionally discusses her motivation for writing the book as well as comments on the past, present, and future of Ethnic Studies.
Why I Wrote Golden Children: The Legacy of Ethnic Studies at SF State (2018)
Juanita Tamayo Lott grew up in the 1950s in the Fillmore/Japantown neighborhood of San Francisco, California. In addition to being one of the strikers at the historic 1968–69 San Francisco State University BSU/TWLF strike, she served on the planning committee for the School of Ethnic Studies in 1969–1970; was administrative assistant to James Hirabayashi, the first Dean; and co-chaired the Pilipino Studies Planning Group. In graduate school at the University of Chicago, she studied survey research, human ecology, demography, statistics, and sociology. She is the author and co-author of several books, including Common Destiny: Filipino American Generations (2006), Filipinos in Washington, D.C. (2009), and Golden Children: Legacy of Ethnic Studies, SF State. A Memoir (2018).
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Juanita Tamayo Lott; Why I Wrote Golden Children: The Legacy of Ethnic Studies at SF State (2018). Ethnic Studies Review 1 October 2019; 42 (2): 27–31. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/esr.2019.42.2.27
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