After immigrating from China, Lynn Wang’s parents lived in the United States for three decades without encountering discrimination or racial abuse, until the final months of the 2016 presidential campaign.
“My mom was leaving yoga, and a woman from our hometown just pulled up next to her, leaned out of her car and started calling her racial slurs,” said Wang, a student at the University of Southern California. “We’ve been in Manhattan Beach for decades and never had that kind of thing happen before.”
A desire to fight what she describes as the “toxic atmosphere” surrounding Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and victory is partly what drove Wang to join the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), the country’s largest democratic-socialist organization. A veteran of the Bernie Sanders campaign, Wang learned of DSA from a fellow volunteer. As a member, she plans to organize on behalf of those “who feel particularly threatened by Trump’s rhetoric.”
YDSA at USC
As of June 17, 2017, members included Lynn Wang.
YDS USC Reading Group
YDS USC Reading Group Public Facebook Group, accessed May 28, 2018.
- Reading group associated with the Young Democratic Socialists at the University of Southern California. This is a casual group for discussion of relevant radical literature. First book is The Wretched of the Earth!
Members included Lynn Wang.