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BRAND X

Orphaned transracial international ungrateful insurgent Class Bastard.

Posts tagged Orientalism

Jul 1 '14

Anonymous asked:

"So, I watch a lot of American porn, and I was wondering if you could tell me - is it true that women in America sleep with the pizza delivery guy when he comes to their houses? I need a cultural expert to explain this to me."

thisisnotjapan:

hahaha

Jun 12 '14

amazing-how-you-love:

browngirldecolonized:

Jenny Yang in “If Asians Said the Stuff White People Say”

"I just LOVE dating white guys because they’re so large and overbearing" 

"Omg 2 forks?! That would look totally cute in my hair!"

"I have like kinda round eyes, so I’m practically white."

Jun 10 '14

koreaunderground:

Dear @John_F_Power, John Francis Powers, reporter of @YonhapNews, former editor of the Korea Herald,

I must say you’ve thoroughly proven yourself over and over again to be quite the pathological liar.  This is quite disturbing considering your position as a journalist for the Yonhap News:

"…seeking to link me to an individual I know almost nothing about in an utterly misleading way."

Well, it seems to me by some of the many conversations you’ve had with this particular individual, that you do know this particular individual and you know him quite well, and for quite some time too. I think this is utter bullshit and now utterly misleading of you.

What else I find disturbing is that you continue, after all of this, you continue to cavort with this individual, Martin Williams, the author of such posts as “Gaming Azn girls” and “How to Get Laid In South Korea,” aka RedPoleQ, a well known racist, misogynist “pickup artist” who continually promotes rape culture. You mean to tell me you had no idea of what your friend does for a living? It’s all right there in his twitter profile. That is pretty incredible, considering you’re supposed to be a Yonhap journalist. Or is it because you see absolutely nothing wrong with what this scumbag does in Korea, and that you share the same racist, misogynist attitudes? This is quite disturbing indeed.

Not only that, I am now getting messages that you’ve started to harass, threaten and doxx tumblr users here that reblogged this here post. And this isn’t the first time, I’ve seen you doxx in the past. I’m not sure why a Yonhap journalist of your caliber needs to resort to such things.

If you have a problem with me, I suggest you say so out of the shadows.  Otherwise, you are simply a coward. 

I do have a problem with you, and as well as others who do too. We’ve been saying and stating this, from and out the shadows. But the problem is you’re not interested in the truth, either you don’t hear us, or you’re out to silence us .

In which case you should immediately write an apology and retraction on your blog.

I’m not sure why you’re demanding an apology and a retraction?

I mean why should I personally apologize for the bile you yourself post up about yourself. And why should anyone else? Especially those reblogging your bile? I think your bile is something you yourself needs to take care of.

Jun 2 '14
callingoutbigotry:

fuckingrapeculture:

[“White Is”Preston Wilcox, EditorIllustrations by Sandy HuffakerWhite is dropping the H-bomb on the Japanese and not on the Germans.]
thegreatnessideserve:

dionysias:

thestraggletag:

lediableaquatre:

ughsocialjustice:

eccentricsage:

ragingconservative007:

springfi3ld:

collowrath:

bbowelmovements:

thisiswhiteculture:

doyayoda:

damn

yup. this about sums it up

Yes, exactly! It wasn’t because America planned to bomb Germany but then Germany surrendered, making Japan the greatest threat towards ending the war. It wasn’t because America wanted revenge for Pearl Harbor. It wasn’t because there were still many American troops in Germany. And Germany DEFINITELY hadn’t been bombed (not atomic/nuclear, but still bombed) numerous times previously in the war by the UK and America. It was because the evil white people decided to further oppress the poor, marginalized people of color. I’m so glad tumblr taught me this useful information, I can just forget everything I’ve learned in history class and ignore all of the facts and information concerning the event. What an educational and inspiring post.
[AKA nonsense]

[nonsense]

[ableist nonsense]

^^^^^

[no understanding of what racism actually is nonsense]

[nonsense]

[ableist nonsense]

[no knowledge of history nonsense]

[nonsense]

Okay kids, gather round because you seem to be under the impression that this website owes you an education AND that your education on this subject is sufficient. Neither of those is true, but I’m gonna help you out anyway!
First, let’s discuss the “reasons for dropping the bomb” that are commonly given, but also happen to be totally wrong:
Japan wasn’t willing to surrender
Actually, Japan was totally down to surrender! America was very good at cracking Japanese codes, and had intercepted several diplomatic messages sent to other countries where Japan expressed the terms of their conditions, with the only major term being that the emperor remain in power (Which would have been necessary to ensure a peaceful transition to foreign government for the Japanese people). Harry Truman ignored these messages and prolonged the war until the completion of the atomic bomb so that it could be used. More on that later.

In his 1965 study, Atomic Diplomacy: Hiroshima and Potsdam (pp. 107, 108), historian Gar Alperovitz writes:

Although Japanese peace feelers had been sent out as early as September 1944 (and [China’s] Chiang Kai-shek had been approached regarding surrender possibilities in December 1944), the real effort to end the war began in the spring of 1945. This effort stressed the role of the Soviet Union …
In mid-April [1945] the [US] Joint Intelligence Committee reported that Japanese leaders were looking for a way to modify the surrender terms to end the war. The State Department was convinced the Emperor was actively seeking a way to stop the fighting.


It would have saved more lives than it took
Nah. Japan was actually on it’s last legs, and wouldn’t have been able to fight much longer at all, thanks to effective embargoes, blockades, and traditional bombing. They had all but run out of fuel, ammunition, and other war supplies.

Admiral William Leahy – the highest ranking member of the U.S. military from 1942 until retiring in 1949, who was the first de facto Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and who was at the center of all major American military decisions in World War II – wrote (pg. 441):

It is my opinion that the use of this barbarous weapon at Hiroshima and Nagasaki was of no material assistance in our war against Japan. The Japanese were already defeated and ready to surrender because of the effective sea blockade and the successful bombing with conventional weapons.


Destroying two major military targets helped us out
LOL Nagasaki and Hiroshima weren’t selected because they were military targets (Because they weren’t military targets at all!). They were selected because they were large cities where the bombs would have the most devastating affect.

President Truman steadfastly defended his use of the atomic bomb, claiming that it “saved millions of lives” by bringing the war to a quick end. Justifying his decision, he went so far as to declare: “The world will note that the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, a military base. That was because we wished in this first attack to avoid, insofar as possible, the killing of civilians.”
This was a preposterous statement. In fact, almost all of the victims were civilians, and the United States Strategic Bombing Survey (issued in 1946) stated in its official report: “Hiroshima and Nagasaki were chosen as targets because of their concentration of activities and population.”
General George Marshall agreed:
Contemporary documents show that Marshall felt “these weapons might first be used against straight military objectives such as a large naval installation and then if no complete result was derived from the effect of that, he thought we ought to designate a number of large manufacturing areas from which the people would be warned to leave–telling the Japanese that we intend to destroy such centers….”
As the document concerning Marshall’s views suggests, the question of whether the use of the atomic bomb was justified turns  … on whether the bombs had to be used against a largely civilian target rather than a strictly military target—which, in fact, was the explicit choice since although there were Japanese troops in the cities, neither Hiroshima nor Nagasaki was deemed militarily vital by U.S. planners. (This is one of the reasons neither had been heavily bombed up to this point in the war.) Moreover, targeting [at Hiroshima and Nagasaki] was aimed explicitly on non-military facilities surrounded by workers’ homes.

Now, let’s discuss the the actual reasons for dropping the bomb:
To send a message to the Soviet Union
That’s it
It was strictly political

History.com notes:
By August 1945, relations between the Soviet Union and the United States had deteriorated badly. The Potsdam Conference between U.S. President Harry S. Truman, Russian leader Joseph Stalin, and Winston Churchill (before being replaced by Clement Attlee) ended just four days before the bombing of Hiroshima. The meeting was marked by recriminations and suspicion between the Americans and Soviets. Russian armies were occupying most of Eastern Europe. Truman and many of his advisers hoped that the U.S. atomic monopoly might offer diplomatic leverage with the Soviets. In this fashion, the dropping of the atomic bomb on Japan can be seen as the first shot of the Cold War.
New Scientist reportedin 2005:

The US decision to drop atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 wasmeant to kick-start the Cold Warrather than end the Second World War, according to two nuclear historians who say they have new evidence backing the controversial theory.
Causing a fission reaction in several kilograms of uranium and plutonium and killing over 200,000 people 60 years ago wasdone more to impress the Soviet Union than to cow Japan, they say. And the US President who took the decision, Harry Truman, was culpable, they add.
New studies of the US, Japanese and Soviet diplomatic archives suggest that Truman’s main motive was to limit Soviet expansion in Asia, Kuznick claims. Japan surrendered because the Soviet Union began an invasion a few days after the Hiroshima bombing, not because of the atomic bombs themselves, he says.
According to an account by Walter Brown, assistant to then-US secretary of state James Byrnes, Truman agreed at a meeting three days before the bomb was dropped on Hiroshima that Japan was “looking for peace”. Truman was told by his army generals, Douglas Macarthur and Dwight Eisenhower, and his naval chief of staff, William Leahy, that there was no military need to use the bomb.
“Impressing Russia was more important than ending the war in Japan,” says Selden.



So let’s recap:
Harry Truman purposely killed hundreds of thousands of Japanese civilians to make a political statement.
The US detonated the world’s first weapon of mass destruction simply to send a message to the Soviet Union and stop Red expansion into Asia.
I’m not saying the fact that one group of people (Who happened to be Asian) was viewed as disposable just to put on a show for another group of people (Who happened to also be white) is an act of racism.
I’m also not saying that we should examine the fact that no German or Italian families living in the US were put into containment camps out of fear of spies, but pretty much all Asian-Americans were (Because Asia is a country, obviously).
I AM saying that maybe you should consider that your history lessons in school were taught from books written by old white men, and they might read a little differently if they weren’t. 
Oh, and I’ll leave on this little note from President Truman’s youth. Again, I’m not saying he’s racist or anything, but…

In Hiroshima: Why America Dropped the Bomb, Japanese American historian Ronald Takaki writes about the man who made the final decision to destroy two Japanese cities, President Harry Truman. This was the same man who, when he was younger, wrote the following in a letter to his future wife, Bess:I think one man is as good as another, so long as he’s honest and decent and not a nigger or a Chinaman. My uncle Will says that the Lord made a white man of dust, a nigger from mud, then threw up what was left and it came down a Chinaman. He does hate Chinese and Japs. So do I. It is race prejudice I guess. But I am strongly of the opinion that negroes ought to be in Africa, yellow men in Asia, and white men in Europe and America.

Hey look, sources where you can go and educate yourself about all of this, and fact check me while you’re at it!
The REAL Reason America Used Nuclear Weapons Against Japan (It Was Not To End the War Or Save Lives)
forget the whiteness of the bomb


here i fixed some of the earlier comments so that they don’t distract from the huge fuckin’ historically accurate burn at the end 

callingoutbigotry:

fuckingrapeculture:

[“White Is”
Preston Wilcox, Editor
Illustrations by Sandy Huffaker

White is dropping the H-bomb on the Japanese and not on the Germans.]

thegreatnessideserve:

dionysias:

thestraggletag:

lediableaquatre:

ughsocialjustice:

eccentricsage:

ragingconservative007:

springfi3ld:

collowrath:

bbowelmovements:

thisiswhiteculture:

doyayoda:

damn

yup. this about sums it up

Yes, exactly! It wasn’t because America planned to bomb Germany but then Germany surrendered, making Japan the greatest threat towards ending the war. It wasn’t because America wanted revenge for Pearl Harbor. It wasn’t because there were still many American troops in Germany. And Germany DEFINITELY hadn’t been bombed (not atomic/nuclear, but still bombed) numerous times previously in the war by the UK and America. It was because the evil white people decided to further oppress the poor, marginalized people of color. I’m so glad tumblr taught me this useful information, I can just forget everything I’ve learned in history class and ignore all of the facts and information concerning the event. What an educational and inspiring post.

[AKA nonsense]

[nonsense]

[ableist nonsense]

^^^^^

[no understanding of what racism actually is nonsense]

[nonsense]

[ableist nonsense]

[no knowledge of history nonsense]

[nonsense]

Okay kids, gather round because you seem to be under the impression that this website owes you an education AND that your education on this subject is sufficient. Neither of those is true, but I’m gonna help you out anyway!

First, let’s discuss the “reasons for dropping the bomb” that are commonly given, but also happen to be totally wrong:

  • Japan wasn’t willing to surrender

Actually, Japan was totally down to surrender! America was very good at cracking Japanese codes, and had intercepted several diplomatic messages sent to other countries where Japan expressed the terms of their conditions, with the only major term being that the emperor remain in power (Which would have been necessary to ensure a peaceful transition to foreign government for the Japanese people). Harry Truman ignored these messages and prolonged the war until the completion of the atomic bomb so that it could be used. More on that later.

In his 1965 study, Atomic Diplomacy: Hiroshima and Potsdam (pp. 107, 108), historian Gar Alperovitz writes:

Although Japanese peace feelers had been sent out as early as September 1944 (and [China’s] Chiang Kai-shek had been approached regarding surrender possibilities in December 1944), the real effort to end the war began in the spring of 1945. This effort stressed the role of the Soviet Union …

In mid-April [1945] the [US] Joint Intelligence Committee reported that Japanese leaders were looking for a way to modify the surrender terms to end the war. The State Department was convinced the Emperor was actively seeking a way to stop the fighting.

  • It would have saved more lives than it took

Nah. Japan was actually on it’s last legs, and wouldn’t have been able to fight much longer at all, thanks to effective embargoes, blockades, and traditional bombing. They had all but run out of fuel, ammunition, and other war supplies.

Admiral William Leahy – the highest ranking member of the U.S. military from 1942 until retiring in 1949, who was the first de facto Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and who was at the center of all major American military decisions in World War II – wrote (pg. 441):

It is my opinion that the use of this barbarous weapon at Hiroshima and Nagasaki was of no material assistance in our war against Japan. The Japanese were already defeated and ready to surrender because of the effective sea blockade and the successful bombing with conventional weapons.

  • Destroying two major military targets helped us out

LOL Nagasaki and Hiroshima weren’t selected because they were military targets (Because they weren’t military targets at all!). They were selected because they were large cities where the bombs would have the most devastating affect.

President Truman steadfastly defended his use of the atomic bomb, claiming that it “saved millions of lives” by bringing the war to a quick end. Justifying his decision, he went so far as to declare: “The world will note that the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, a military base. That was because we wished in this first attack to avoid, insofar as possible, the killing of civilians.”

This was a preposterous statement. In fact, almost all of the victims were civilians, and the United States Strategic Bombing Survey (issued in 1946) stated in its official report: “Hiroshima and Nagasaki were chosen as targets because of their concentration of activities and population.”

General George Marshall agreed:

Contemporary documents show that Marshall felt “these weapons might first be used against straight military objectives such as a large naval installation and then if no complete result was derived from the effect of that, he thought we ought to designate a number of large manufacturing areas from which the people would be warned to leave–telling the Japanese that we intend to destroy such centers….”

As the document concerning Marshall’s views suggests, the question of whether the use of the atomic bomb was justified turns  … on whether the bombs had to be used against a largely civilian target rather than a strictly military target—which, in fact, was the explicit choice since although there were Japanese troops in the cities, neither Hiroshima nor Nagasaki was deemed militarily vital by U.S. planners. (This is one of the reasons neither had been heavily bombed up to this point in the war.) Moreover, targeting [at Hiroshima and Nagasaki] was aimed explicitly on non-military facilities surrounded by workers’ homes.

Now, let’s discuss the the actual reasons for dropping the bomb:

  • To send a message to the Soviet Union
  • That’s it
  • It was strictly political
History.com notes:

By August 1945, relations between the Soviet Union and the United States had deteriorated badly. The Potsdam Conference between U.S. President Harry S. Truman, Russian leader Joseph Stalin, and Winston Churchill (before being replaced by Clement Attlee) ended just four days before the bombing of Hiroshima. The meeting was marked by recriminations and suspicion between the Americans and Soviets. Russian armies were occupying most of Eastern Europe. Truman and many of his advisers hoped that the U.S. atomic monopoly might offer diplomatic leverage with the Soviets. In this fashion, the dropping of the atomic bomb on Japan can be seen as the first shot of the Cold War.

New Scientist reportedin 2005:

The US decision to drop atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 wasmeant to kick-start the Cold Warrather than end the Second World War, according to two nuclear historians who say they have new evidence backing the controversial theory.

Causing a fission reaction in several kilograms of uranium and plutonium and killing over 200,000 people 60 years ago wasdone more to impress the Soviet Union than to cow Japan, they say. And the US President who took the decision, Harry Truman, was culpable, they add.

New studies of the US, Japanese and Soviet diplomatic archives suggest that Truman’s main motive was to limit Soviet expansion in Asia, Kuznick claims. Japan surrendered because the Soviet Union began an invasion a few days after the Hiroshima bombing, not because of the atomic bombs themselves, he says.

According to an account by Walter Brown, assistant to then-US secretary of state James Byrnes, Truman agreed at a meeting three days before the bomb was dropped on Hiroshima that Japan was “looking for peace”. Truman was told by his army generals, Douglas Macarthur and Dwight Eisenhower, and his naval chief of staff, William Leahy, that there was no military need to use the bomb.

“Impressing Russia was more important than ending the war in Japan,” says Selden.

So let’s recap:

Harry Truman purposely killed hundreds of thousands of Japanese civilians to make a political statement.

The US detonated the world’s first weapon of mass destruction simply to send a message to the Soviet Union and stop Red expansion into Asia.

I’m not saying the fact that one group of people (Who happened to be Asian) was viewed as disposable just to put on a show for another group of people (Who happened to also be white) is an act of racism.

I’m also not saying that we should examine the fact that no German or Italian families living in the US were put into containment camps out of fear of spies, but pretty much all Asian-Americans were (Because Asia is a country, obviously).

I AM saying that maybe you should consider that your history lessons in school were taught from books written by old white men, and they might read a little differently if they weren’t. 

Oh, and I’ll leave on this little note from President Truman’s youth. Again, I’m not saying he’s racist or anything, but…

In Hiroshima: Why America Dropped the Bomb, Japanese American historian Ronald Takaki writes about the man who made the final decision to destroy two Japanese cities, President Harry Truman. This was the same man who, when he was younger, wrote the following in a letter to his future wife, Bess:

I think one man is as good as another, so long as he’s honest and decent and not a nigger or a Chinaman. My uncle Will says that the Lord made a white man of dust, a nigger from mud, then threw up what was left and it came down a Chinaman. He does hate Chinese and Japs. So do I. It is race prejudice I guess. But I am strongly of the opinion that negroes ought to be in Africa, yellow men in Asia, and white men in Europe and America.

Hey look, sources where you can go and educate yourself about all of this, and fact check me while you’re at it!

here i fixed some of the earlier comments so that they don’t distract from the huge fuckin’ historically accurate burn at the end 

Jun 2 '14

aboundlesswombofcultivations:

alegbra:

just once I want a movie where a white dude is thrown into “traditional” eastern culture and instead of gaining their respect and winning over a beautiful girl, he fails miserably and is sent back to america in shame while everyone laughs at him

That play is called Chinglish by David Henry Hwang. He “succeeds” but only because everyone around him is manipulating his ignorance. It’s great!

May 30 '14

irresistible-revolution:

I feel some kind of way about all these white women writing poems and posts about “feminist dragons” and “monstrous femininity” without

a) acknowledging how Black women have been writing and theorizing and making art about these concepts for a long ass time

b) recognizing the intersection of race and sexuality on which all womanhood and femininity hinges

c) considering the role of colonialism in crushing (and now usurping) the myths of sacred feminine power and/or monster women in various non-Euro cultures

d) bothering to nod at the “Dragon Lady” stereotype that’s been deployed against East Asian women to strip them of humanity and agency

e) thinking about why it’s so easy for white women to give up princesshood for dragonhood when a lot of us weren’t given a choice

basically, this is all in the vein of “weaponized femininity” and the other feminist catchphrases that white women both on and off tumblr pretend to have pulled out of thin air with no sense of accountability or history. smh.

May 30 '14
marauderful:

windypicnic:

caprediem:

banditblossom:

caprediem:

arari:

sarahjhuynh:

amazing-how-you-love:

koreaunderground:

Brazilian man goes under the knife to look Korean [x]

Why are white people so obsessed with plastic surgery! They are so shallow! Somebody tell them their pasty skin is fine looking like unbaked rolls.

…………………

I would say boiled octopus, but really. WTF????

………………

So I found the article here. (just to let you know it’s all in Portuguese BT)
From what I’ve read is that the guy literally wanted to “look Oriental”. He literally got a bunch of operation on his to look east Asian.
Also another thing too add, is that there is a quote from his parents that says he would use a lot of eye make up to make his eyes “slanted” so yeah he basically yellowed face. Which is extreamly racist. I mean Japanese Brazilians face a lot of racism in Brazil and are forced to assimilate (along with other east asians as well). And being a white Brazilian in Brazil comes with a hell lot of privilege.

Ugh, god. There are a good deal of Koreans in certain area of Brazil and omg yes being that pale in Brazil would earn you a lot of privilege from what I learned. God so gross. Basically he yellowfaced and now with these surgeries it’s permanent yellow facing wtf

OMG this is so wrong. i found his ask.fm and people call him “oppa” and he tells people to call him “oppa” (well from google translate it seems)
and he did this in a vid response

here’s the link to that
he says something in portuguese? and says in korean “I am a korean person (formal speach). Really. (informal)” while pulling his eyes back!?? that he already surgically altered to become a permanent display of yellowface?!!
i went looking for him to see what kind of feedback he’d be getting from ppl but it seems like he lives in his own world with fans!!? i am so disgusted i can’t believe this is real and at the same time it’s not surprising

The gist of the comments he seems to be getting and replying to all involve K-pop. (Interestingly enough in that creepy sort of way, he states that before the surgery, he tried to recreate Yellowface with the use of image editing programs such as Photoshop. So I daresay this has been going on for quite a while!)
In all, it doesn’t take much to link two and two together by this point: this is what romanticizing an entire nation and it’s pop culture can lead too. When you glorify a nation and cuddle it’s pretty points while instantaneously pushing the bad out of sheer convenience is a mere mockery to the country itself — how does one “learn” about a nation that way?

marauderful:

windypicnic:

caprediem:

banditblossom:

caprediem:

arari:

sarahjhuynh:

amazing-how-you-love:

koreaunderground:

Brazilian man goes under the knife to look Korean [x]

Why are white people so obsessed with plastic surgery! They are so shallow! Somebody tell them their pasty skin is fine looking like unbaked rolls.

…………………

I would say boiled octopus, but really. WTF????

………………

So I found the article here. (just to let you know it’s all in Portuguese BT)

From what I’ve read is that the guy literally wanted to “look Oriental”. He literally got a bunch of operation on his to look east Asian.

Also another thing too add, is that there is a quote from his parents that says he would use a lot of eye make up to make his eyes “slanted” so yeah he basically yellowed face. Which is extreamly racist. I mean Japanese Brazilians face a lot of racism in Brazil and are forced to assimilate (along with other east asians as well). And being a white Brazilian in Brazil comes with a hell lot of privilege.

Ugh, god. There are a good deal of Koreans in certain area of Brazil and omg yes being that pale in Brazil would earn you a lot of privilege from what I learned. God so gross. Basically he yellowfaced and now with these surgeries it’s permanent yellow facing wtf

OMG this is so wrong. i found his ask.fm and people call him “oppa” and he tells people to call him “oppa” (well from google translate it seems)

and he did this in a vid response

image

here’s the link to that

he says something in portuguese? and says in korean “I am a korean person (formal speach). Really. (informal)” while pulling his eyes back!?? that he already surgically altered to become a permanent display of yellowface?!!

i went looking for him to see what kind of feedback he’d be getting from ppl but it seems like he lives in his own world with fans!!? i am so disgusted i can’t believe this is real and at the same time it’s not surprising

The gist of the comments he seems to be getting and replying to all involve K-pop. (Interestingly enough in that creepy sort of way, he states that before the surgery, he tried to recreate Yellowface with the use of image editing programs such as Photoshop. So I daresay this has been going on for quite a while!)

In all, it doesn’t take much to link two and two together by this point: this is what romanticizing an entire nation and it’s pop culture can lead too. When you glorify a nation and cuddle it’s pretty points while instantaneously pushing the bad out of sheer convenience is a mere mockery to the country itself — how does one “learn” about a nation that way?

May 22 '14

han-nara:

It’s funny how American media portrays Asian men 99% of the time, so much that the image is accepted as a truthful representation. They have all these superhero movies with white faces yet in actuality, inside Iron Man, the Avatar costume, Thor, G.I.Joe and Spiderman2 is Ilram Choi.

I’m imagining an Asian Spiderman now, Peter Park lol. Serious, it could totally work. Peter Parker’s character is supposed to be a bit of a nerd when he’s not in Spiderman mode. I can imagine Ilram Choi playing a daytime “nerd”/Spiderman. Really. Play on the stereotype while simultaneously breaking it. Anyway, American media never shows these type of Asian guys, as if they’re hell bent on never showing them (he reminds me of my cousin actually).

(Source: koreaherald.com)

May 22 '14

amazing-how-you-love:

stardust-rain:

what if “lucy” was about lucy liu casually beating up pervy white dudes instead and the story was about an asian woman who gets justice from the white men who used and abducted her. and it was an effective commentary on white imperialism, the violent commodification of asian people and asian culture by western society, the demonization of asian people, and the continuing history of violence on unwilling asian bodies especially those of asian women by white people.

what if this movie wasn’t going to be a bunch of white imperialist nonsense masquerading as something “progressive” at the expense of faceless nameless asian bodies — runnereight

(do not remove caption)

! Because this is reality.

Apr 16 '14

milkyyeoja asked:

I am half Korean from my single mother's side.I don't speak korean, nor I am I extremely immersed in the culture, but I do know a lot about it and lived in several Asian countries. I don't look "asian" (apparently "exotic-ish" some kids say -_-) but i have been called chink and made fun of my heritage, but it is somewhat rare when that happens. I was wondering, do I have the right to call myself a women of color? my friends (who are all poc) say i have the right to, i don't want to sound racist

Sorry for the delayed response, swear I didn’t see the notification for this… yes I agree you’re a WOC. Unless of course you actually want to disavow your Asian heritage and identify as white (lol ew).

So long as you acknowledge a certain degree of passing privilege in light of us POC who can’t pass for white under any circumstances, then all’s good. X

p.s. And to hell with any ignorant asshole who tries to deny your heritage for not fitting some weirdass “exotic” Orientalist template.