What Andrew Yang means to me, an Asian American professor of Black Studies

I live in Columbia, SC, the state capital, and I moved here three years ago as a scholar and teacher working in the fields of African American literature, Black feminist theory, AfroAsian studies, and critical theory. For the past year, I have been increasingly wrapped up in the Andrew Yang phenomenon and have been committed to understanding it as best I can, which then entailed my becoming, once the weather cooled off, an every-weekend canvasser and now an official volunteer ambassador for the campaign. Of course, I have never pushed Yang as a candidate in my classroom…