Solidarity among people of color has never been a given in the U.S., notes Claire Jean Kim, professor of political science and Asian American studies at the University of California, Irvine. “There are enduring tensions and conflict among all groups, including among groups of color, communities of color, because they’re not, in fact, comparably situated,” Kim said. “We tend to think, yes, they’re all subjected to white supremacy, but there are also differences in how they’re positioned, with Blacks clearly being positioned at the bottom of the racial order.”
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