Symbols of white supremacy flew proudly at the Capitol riot – 5 essential reads
- February 27, 2021
- Long T. Bui, global and international studies, The Good Men Project, Feb. 27, 2021
But Long T. Bui, a global studies [associate professor] at the University of California, Irvine, explains that when flown by Vietnamese Americans, many of whom support Trump, the flag symbolizes militant nationalism: “[S]ome Vietnamese Americans view their fallen homeland as an extension of the American push for freedom and democracy worldwide. I have interviewed Vietnamese American soldiers who fear American freedom is failing,” he explains.
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