Takaki – A Mulitcultural Perspective Archive

  • Ron Takaki: Words from Professor Larry Shinagawa

    Ron Takaki: Words from Professor Larry Shinagawa

    Dear Friends, The greatest scholar, teacher, and mentor in the world – Dr. and Professor Ronald T. Takaki – has passed away.  He was my personal mentor, my academic father figure, and meant the most to me.  I am heartbroken with his passage.  Dr. Takaki […]

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  • Ron Takaki: Words from Dale Minami

    Ron Takaki: Words from Dale Minami

    By Dale Minami When I met Ron Takaki in the UC Berkeley Asian American Studies conference room in the early 70’s, he seemed like a harmless, cordial and restrained scholar type.  I was a Lecturer in the department but was somehow assigned to the Hiring […]

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  • Remembering Ron Takaki

    Remembering Ron Takaki

    It is with great sadness to announce that Professor Emeritus Ronald Takaki passed away on the evening of May 26th, 2009. He is survived by his wife, Carol Takaki, his three children Dana, Troy, and Todd Takaki, and his grandchildren. Ron Takaki was one of […]

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  • Obama and America’s Manifest Destiny

    Obama and America’s Manifest Destiny

    Obama and America’s Manifest Destiny In a series of provocative video discussions, Ronald Takaki (author, scholar, and professor of ethnic studies at the University of California, Berkeley) will discuss important issues regarding the 2008 presidential election from a multicultural perspective. Check out this AsianWeek exclusive!

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  • Why is Obama’s name funny?

    Why is Obama’s name funny?

    Why is Obama’s name funny? (Pt. 4 of 15) In a series of provocative video discussions, Ronald Takaki (author, scholar, and professor of ethnic studies at the University of California, Berkeley) will discuss important issues regarding the 2008 presidential election from a multicultural perspective. Check […]

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  • One Fact You Should Know About American History

    One Fact You Should Know About American History

    One Fact You Should Know About American History (Pt. 3 of 15) In a series of provocative video discussions, Ronald Takaki (author, scholar, and professor of ethnic studies at the University of California, Berkeley) will discuss important issues regarding the 2008 presidential election from a […]

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  • A Chance to Redefine Race in America

    A Chance to Redefine Race in America

    A Chance to Redefine Race in America (Pt. 2 of 15) In a series of provocative video discussions, Ronald Takaki (author, scholar, and professor of ethnic studies at the University of California, Berkeley) will discuss important issues regarding the 2008 presidential election from a multicultural […]

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  • Why Is Barack Obama Black?

    Why Is Barack Obama Black?

    Why is Barack Obama Black? (1 of 15) In a series of provocative video discussions, Ronald Takaki (author, scholar, and professor of ethnic studies at the University of California, Berkeley) will discuss important issues regarding the 2008 presidential election from a multicultural perspective. Check out […]

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