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1 J. Gender Race & Just. 177 (1997-1998)
Converging Stereotypes in Racialized Sexual Harassment: Where the Model Minority Meets Suzie Wong

handle is hein.journals/jgrj1 and id is 209 raw text is: Converging Stereotypes
in Racialized Sexual Harassment:
Where the Model Minority
Meets Suzie Wong
SumiK Cho*
I'll get right to the point, since the objective is to give you, in writing,
a clear description of what I desire.... Shave between your legs, with an
electric razor, and then a hand razor to ensure it is very smooth ....
I want to take you out to an underground nightclub... like this, to
enjoy your presence, envious eyes, to touch you in public ... You will obey me
and refuse me nothing      ...
I believe these games are dangerous because they bring us closer
together, yet at the same time Iam going to be more honest about the past and
present relationships I have. I don't want you to get any idea that I am
devoting myself only to you-I want my freedom here... The only positive
* Assistant Professor of Law, DePaul University College of Law; B.A., University of
California at Berkeley, 1984; J.D., UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) School of Law, 1990; Ph.D., Ethnic
Studies, UC Berkeley, 1992; Assistant Professor of Political Science and Ethnic Studies, University of
Oregon, 1993-94; Faculty Fellow, University of Iowa College of Law, 1994-95.
I am grateful for the privilege of writing about such brave and inspirational people as
Professor Rosalie Tung, Dr. Jean Jew, attorney Carolyn Chalmers, and the students at the unnamed
university who organized on behalf of Asian Pacific women fighting racialized sexual harassment. I
would like to thank Ronald Takaki, Elaine Kim, Ling-chi Wang, and Shirley Hune for their support and
encouragement of this interdisciplinary work. My colleagues Eric Yamamoto and Harlon Dalton
critiqued early versions of this article. Frank Valdes and Mary Becker provided comments on
presentations of this work. My DePaul colleagues, Morrison Torrey, Gil Gott, Michelle Oberman, Judith
Reed, Alicia Alvarez and Patty Gerstenblith offered critical feedback on more recent drafts. Dawn Best,
Nicolette Brown and Bryan Andaya provided dedicated research assistance. Julie Yuki Ralston, my
editor, was a most organized and insightful commentator. The idealistic and committed energy of the
Iowa students who pulled together this first symposium and Journal issue inspired me throughout the
article production process. Adrien Wing invited me to submit a chapter on this topic (for her anthology
CRITmcAL RACE FEMINISM (Adrien K. Wing ed., 1997)) that provided the basis for this expanded version.
Finally, I would like to express my deep appreciation for The University of Iowa College of Law Faculty
Fellow program, the Iowa law faculty, and to Dean William Hines and Joe Knight in particular. All
errors, of course, are mine.

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