Activism

Viet Thanh Nguyen on the Democrats’ Failure and Our Future

This essay by Viet Thanh Nguyen was originally published by the Los Angeles Times. Donald Trump has triumphed, an accomplishment that many, except his most ardent supporters, deemed to be impossible. For all of his faults, and they are many, he made a daring bet that paid off. He told a story that half of America wanted to hear. Hillary …(read more)

Starting a Queer Revolution

In 2014, Aiden Nguyễn arrived in Saigon. Coming from New York, he was surprised by the lack of a unified …(read more)

The Curation of a Space :: Dao Strom Speaks to Stacey Tran

Stacey Tran is a poet, artist, and event-organizer based in Portland, OR. She is the curator for HOLDING SPACE, a …(read more)

Unprotected by Assimilation: Lessons from the Case of Duy Ngo

When I began reading that a White House petition had collected 100,000 signatures — many of them reportedly Chinese names …(read more)

Sur Thích Quảng Đức, Bà Đặng Thị Kim Liêng et l’Auto-Immolation

La rédactrice en chef de diaCRITICS Julie Thi Underhill commente la pratique de l’auto-immolation et le suicide politique de la …(read more)

Rapper Nah Nguyen’s “Địt Mẹ Cộng Sản” (DMCS) or “Fuck Communism,” Part 3

In Parts 1 and 2 of this series, we saw Vietnamese rapper Nah’s viral video for his new song, “Địt …(read more)

Rapper Nah Nguyen’s “Địt Mẹ Cộng Sản” (DMCS) or “Fuck Communism,” Part 2

In Part 1 of this series, author Lac Su updated us on Saigonese rapper Nah whose “Địt Mẹ Cộng Sản” …(read more)

Rapper Nah Nguyen’s “Địt Mẹ Cộng Sản” (DMCS) or “Fuck Communism,” Part 1

A couple of years ago, diacritics interviewed and reviewed Saigonese rapper Nah. The following letter by guest writer Lac Su, …(read more)

White Women Say I’m Too Confident (and Other Racist S*&%)

Originally featured on Black Girl Dangerous, Kim Tran writes about how racial stereotypes affect the perception of women in her community. …(read more)

diaCRITICIZE: Off The Mark—Wahlberg #CrimingWhileWhite

The past several days has hosted a veritable media explosion (of sorts) after “Marky Mark” Wahlberg’s appeal for an official …(read more)

diaCRITICIZE: On Ferguson

Michael Eric Dyson’s “Where Do We Go after Ferguson?” made diaCRITICS editor Viet Thanh Nguyen think about how hard it is to …(read more)

“Radicals on the Road” In the Vietnam War Era

Karin Aguilar-San Juan reviews Judy Tzu-Chun Wu’s newest book, which explores the often untold story of women and people of …(read more)

Anti-Asian Racism in Germany? Asian Germans Mobilize

A coalition of Asian Germans and their supporters are mobilizing around an incident of anti-Asian racism in Germany. Here’s the …(read more)