Systemic Racism and the Global Pandemic: Negotiating Race and Ethnicity in Asian American Biblical Criticism – Jin Young Choi and Wongi Park
The global pandemic has underscored the persistence of systemic racism as a structural, institutional, and multidimensional problem. There have been a number of flagrant acts of anti-Black and anti-Asian racism since March 2020, when the World Health Organization officially declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. The goal of this special issue is to utilize the disciplinary tools of biblical studies, critical race theory, and Asian American biblical interpretation to examine the historical, cultural, and biblical roots of the problem. Our collective work highlights the need for building coalitions among minoritized scholars and communities to combat the deleterious effects of systemic racism and White supremacy.
Racism, critical race theory, #BlackLivesMatter, COVID-19, Asian American biblical interpretation, minoritized biblical criticism