On a vast canvas, The Karma of Brown Folk attacks the two pillars of the "model minority" image, that South Asians are both inherently successful and pliant, and analyzes the ways in which U.S. immigration policy and American Orientalism have perpetuated these stereotypes. Prashad uses irony, humor, razor-sharp criticism, personal reflections, and historical research to challenge the arguments made by Dinesh D'Souza, who heralds South Asian success in the U.S., and to question the quiet accommodation to racism made by many ...

The Karma of Brown Folk 2001, University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, MN

ISBN-13: 9780816634392

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The Karma of Brown Folk 2000, University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, MN

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