Wednesday, November 09, 2005
legalistic racism, legalistic idiocy
Anybody remember my post about Joyce Shui, the Chinese American mother fighting for the right to give her daughter a bilingual education against her white ex-husband's lawsuit? She's started a blog detailing her legal struggle called "Stand Up For Sophia".
The latest entry is November 5th, and it doesn't look good. The court has apparently ruled against Shui again, and it looks like her only chance may be an appeal to the state supreme court. I wonder if any organizations like the AAJC have stepped up to help her or not, but damn... Ryan and Mike, hurry up and become lawyers!
I'm a bit sick of the "white is right" legacy of our precedent-reliant legal system that regularly denies Asian Americans and other people of color from the right to enjoy their cultural heritages and language. Bah.
coming together to mourn
Information for those of you who are friends of the Shimabukuro family... an e-mail from a family friend.
I don't have to teach at the school on Friday, but I guess I'll be dressing up still.
Gar--Thanks for following up on this story.
It helps remind us what we already knew--the developed, amazing legal system that evokes so much national, patriotic pride is worthless when it's being run by a bunch of crackers.
xian- exactly. a legal system can only begin approximate being fair when the make up of its arbitrators reflect the citizens it judges.Post a Comment