What Goes Down in Ferguson is an Asian American Concern – In Fact, It’s a 99% Issue

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But if we stop at analyzing migration as an American problem, we’d be missing critical opportunities to build solidarity across race in response to Ferguson. We need to take another step back and view Ferguson through a global lens. Capital is not just driving migration patterns in the U.S. Deregulated capital is driving migration globally. Mexican migrants and the 1.3 million undocumented Asian immigrants in the U.S. weren’t just drawn here by the notion that the United States is a “land of opportunity,” they were pushed out of their home countries by trade policies that are causing capital to flow north, into countries like the United States, while leaving behind communities with no way to make a decent living.

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