"Bitter Fruit" by Claire Jean Kim

Bitter Fruit The Politics of Black-Korean Conflict in New York City Claire Jean Kim

Publication date:
18 Mar 2003
320 pages: 233 x 157 x 18mm

An examination of escalating conflicts between Blacks and Koreans in American cities. It focuses on the Flatbush Boycott of 1990, led by Black and Haitian activists against Korean-owned produce stores in Brooklyn. Claire Jean Kim rejects conventional wisdom that Black-Korean conflict constitutes racial scapegoating and argues instead that it is a response to white dominance in American society.

Claire Jean Kim is assistant professor in the Department of Political Science and the Asian American Studies programme at the University of California, Irvine.

"Sets an incisive new pattern for our understanding of class in multiracial politics." Micaela di Leonardo, Nation