Project Anti-Disguise
  September 22, 2004 01:59 PM
About the Campaign Against "Kung Fool"

How could anyone think it wouldn't offend Asians? -- Gil Asagawa, 10.21.2002

Project Anti-Disguise was a collaborative effort of national Asian American advocacy groups and student organizations to demand the immediate recall of the "Kung Fool" costume manufactured and distributed by Disguise, Inc., and to further communicate unequivocally that Asian and non-Asians alike will not tolerate the practice of profiteering from racism.

Contributing organizations and individuals include:

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In February 2003, joined other Asian American advocacy organizations in denouncing U.S. Congressman Howard Coble's endorsement of the Japanese American internment during World War II and launched RemoveCoble!, calling for his resignation as Chair of the House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security.

In November of 2002, helped launch the Justice for Anna Guo campaign, a collaborative effort of, the Chinese American Citizens Alliance (CACA), the Asian Pacific American Bar Association (APABA) and Assemblymember Judy Chu (D-Monterey) to bring about justice for a 14-year old girl shot three times by police yet convicted for felony assault.

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