The Legacy of an Ethnic Studies Pioneer

Ronald Takaki "exemplified multicultural education"

Monday, June 01, 2009

Author and Scholar Ronald Takaki died last week at age 70. To many students of ethnic studies, he was known as the pioneer. His Facebook page has turned into a memorial page; one message reads, “You’ve exemplified multicultural education in your writing, your work with students and your way of being in the world.” To remember his life, work and legacy, The Takeaway talks to Gary Okihiro, a former graduate student of Takaki's, and founder of the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race at Columbia University.

In the video below Ronald Takaki discusses redefining race in America.


Gary Okihiro


Stephanie Loleng

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