Asian American Little Magazines 1968-1974: By Amardeep Singh

Gidra 1.2

The second issue of Gidra leads with an article expressing triumphant outrage. S.I. Hayakawa, the Chancellor of San Francisco State College, had mentioned the new magazine in a speech given at Disneyland, describing it as "errant nonsense." Hayakawa positioned himself as the voice of a mainstream sensibility -- and was skeptical of any strong pan-ethnic or 'racial' solidarity rhetoric. The editors of the magazine interpreted his criticism as a form of validation. 

The staff listed on the masthead for this issue reads as follows: Dinora Gil, Seigo Hayashi, Laura Ho, Mike Murase, James Okasaki, Tracy Okida, Colin Watanabe. 

Table of contents: Poems:

The entire issue can be accessed at Densho Repository here:

http://ddr.densho.org/ddr-densho-297-2/

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