2014 Remembrances: Honoring Some Exceptional Lives

January 01, 2015 7:03 AM ET

As we begin the new year, Code Switch takes a moment to look back at some of the extraordinary, influential and interesting people whom we lost in 2014.

He was never one to hold his tongue or hide his opinions. Ho’s father was a distinguished professor at the Amherst campus of the University of Massachusetts. As a child, Ho watched his father internalize the slights and outright racism he experienced at the school, and bring that anger home to his family. “So early on I became a fighter,” he told Code Switch’s Kat Chow. “A fighter both against the white establishment, white society, but also against our own kind that internalizes oppression.”


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