The rise in attacks on Asians is yet another manifestation of how “[r]acism is a profound deviation from the standard of true morality.” In *The Advent of Divine Justice*, Shoghi Effendi provides extensive guidance to both Black and White people and admonishes that “tremendous effort is required by both races.” The purpose of this presentation is to explore the role of “other” races, particularly Asians, in contributing a “decisive share to the eradication of racial prejudice” in the United States and establishing “just relationships” that “will not designate anyone as ‘other’.”
Naree Chan currently serves as a Deputy City Attorney for the City of Oakland. She has practiced as a public law attorney serving local governments in California, Massachusetts, and Colorado. As a Cambodian American born in a refugee camp to parents who survived the Khmer Rouge, Mrs. Chan has personally experienced how the myth of meritocracy is used to perpetuate anti-black racism. She serves as a faculty member for the Wilmette Institute’s course on Anti-Black Racism in the U.S.—The Most Vital and Challenging Issue.
The views expressed in this recording are those of the presenter and do not necessarily represent the views of the Association for Bahá’í Studies, nor the authoritative explications of Bahá’í writings.