TAKE OUT RACISM
is a call-to-action for Asian Pacific Islanders (APIs) and their allies to root out discrimination in US politics and culture. Their campaign hijacks the common association of TAKE OUT
with cheap, undifferentiated “Asian cuisine” to overturn the racist identification of Covid-19 as a “Chinese virus” while resisting the “model minority” myth of APIs more generally. Their project is both a celebration of API solidarity-in-difference and a call for APIs to TAKE OUT
systemic racism alongside other BIPOC communities—defiantly and together.