I was happy to discuss my book, Invisible with Brian Allain on “How to Heal Our Divides”.
My book Invisible addresses the racism, xenophobia and discrimination towards Asian Americans. But it is really a window to how other people and communities also experience similar social injustices. For me, it is important to provide hope. Thus, I do work towards a “Theology of Visibility” for the marginalized. This “Theology of Visibility” provides hope and liberation for those who have been oppressed due to systems of racism, sexism, homophobia…..This is not the world that God intended. Thus we all work together to love and embrace one another.
Here is an excerpt from the Introduction of Invisible.
“Invisibility persists throughout the Asian American story. Occupying a vague social status, the Asian American has long been perceived as a deferential foreigner, an individual with economic
significance who exercises their inherent diligence in academic and professional spaces but possesses little social importance. The Asian American remains meek in the dominant American
imagination—taking place in the quiet, homogenous, resigned, productive, and advancing enclaves of society. While a sense of rapid growth, competence, and social apathy dominates the present stereotype of Asian Americans, only a century ago, Asian Americans were perceived as illiterate, unappealing, “filthy and disease-ridden,” unassimilable and marginal members of the human race who were denied the right to become naturalized American citizens and were instead segregated to isolated ethnic enclaves.”
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Grace Ji-Sun Kim
Grace Ji-Sun Kim was born in Korea, educated in Canada, and now teaches in the United States. She is the author or editor of 21 books, including Invisible, Hope in Disarray; Keeping Hope Alive; and Intersectional Theology. She is a Series Co-Editor for Palgrave Macmillan Series, “Asian Christianity in the Diaspora” and has served on the American Academy of Religion’s Board of Directors.
She writes for Baptist News Global, Sojourners, Faith and Leadership and Wabash Center and has published in TIME, The Huffington Post, Christian Century, US Catholic Magazine and The Nation. She is the host of Madang podcast which is hosted by the Christian Century and is an ordained Presbyterian Church (USA) minister. More of her writing and work can be found on her blog site Loving Life.