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  • Some people may wonder what the terms panethnic or panethnicity mean.

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  • Like so many Russian Jews who spent years battling Soviet anti-Semitism, he arrived in Israel with a distaste for leftist politics and a profound cynicism about the old socialist dream of panethnic unity.

    "Israel Is Our Home"

  • Many Asian Americans, he says, find partisanship (predominantly Democratic affiliation) through what he calls "panethnic linked fate."

    Deanna Lee: The Sleeping Giant in American Politics

  • No wonder she's ready to rumble with the panethnic Bratz.

    Get Ready to Rumble

  • Terms like European American, African American, Latino/a, American Indian, and Asian American are all panethnic labels that take diverse groups of people and lump them into larger categories.

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  • When panethnic labels become popular there is a tendency for people to forget the diversity and variety that goes into the groups that make up the panethnic categories.

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  • The potential for organizing groups around panethnic identities has upsides and downsides.

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  • Humanism emphasizes universal human rights, while coalitions along panethnic lines represent one of the last bastion of unique, traditional cultural identities.

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  • The power of the groups and their ability to create change is much greater because the panethnic label leads to greater numbers, which clearly has political implications in a democratic society.

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  • African American panethnic identity formed in part because it was forced upon Africans by Whites and in part as a means of survival under conditions of slavery.

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  • <blockquote>In Los Angeles, for instance, Latinos and Asian Americans now make up a collective majority. This book investigates how Filipinos understand their identity vis-à-vis these two fast-growing communities. In other words, I am interested in panethnic moments, or those times when Filipinos have felt a sense of collective identity with either Latinos or other Asians. That Filipinos share historical and cultural connections with both Latinos nd Asians makes this an even more interesting puzzle to investigate.Anthony Christian Ocampo, The Latinos of Asia: How Filipino Americans Break the Rules of Race (Stanford, CA: Stanford Univ. Press, 2016), ch. 1.

    Undoubtedly, the 1960s civil rights movement also reshaped how people came to value minority identities. . . . Ethnic groups that once considered themselves separate came together inside panethnic identities.

    Filipinos' unwillingness to identify panethnically speaks volumes about their ambivalent relationship with Asian American identity.
    Id., ch. 4.

    July 2, 2016