Yikes. Someone claimed–though there’s absolutely no record of it–that a pop singer named Lorde called Bieber and some other pop group “ugly.” Now Lorde’s boyfriend, who happens to be Asian, has become the target of racial vitriol. Check it out here. It’s all over the place–comparisons to Mao Tse-Tung, penis jokes, “ching chong” comments, you name it. It’s sad, but that’s gotta take a toll on a relationship. It’s really unfortunate, especially since it doesn’t look like Lorde did anything to provoke this racist outrage.
Caught this story from Randall Yip on AsAm News. An Asian guy was on Holland’s Got Talent, and right off the bat, before even hearing the dude sing, one of the White judges, a corny dude by the name of Cornelis Heuckeroth, who goes by Gordon (not sure what that’s about), makes a lame Chinese food takeout joke about the guy’s name. “Which number on you singing, #39 with rice?” Haha…the White racist douchebag in ugly, overdone clothing just cracks me up!
But as Randall mentions, it gets worse. The douchebag keeps milking the racist Chinese food joke for all it’s worth.
Let’s move along with our attempt at categorizing the tricks and techniques people use to steer Asian American activists off course. (We just covered Jock Challenge.)
Deflection Coaching is when someone offers really bad advice for fixing a social problem. This bad advice, also known as a Deflection Tactic, is intended to waste the activists’ time and energy, as well as to deflect his or her mental or emotional focus. As in chess, it takes a player’s attention away from the real threat. The Deflection Coach will adopt a paternalistic attitude while simultaneously trying to assume the position of trusted friend and father figure. An example of Deflection Coaching can be found on the Celebrity Club page, where a White guy tells us that the solution to the IR disparity is simply for Asian men to hit on black women. It’s the same solution that HBD czar Steve Sailer mentions in “Is Love Colorblind?” As King mentions, this “solution” is not very well thought out.
…and not only is she Indian, but she’s a dark-skinned Indian American woman. I saw someone say that her darker complexion would have made it harder for her to win such a pageant in India. Congratulations to Nina Davuluri. It’s great that she’ll be in the limelight, challenging our views on America and on beauty.
Some people, however, aren’t too happy. Immediately after her win, the Twitter universe went crazy, with people calling her an Arab, insinuating that she was part of Al Qaeda, questioning whether she’s really American, etc.
I don’t own a TV, so I usually don’t watch anything other than a few cooking shows on Hulu. However, Big Brother has been all over the news, so I decided to check out some of the footage. According to this excellent opinion piece, it’s a lab experiment in overt racism. I couldn’t agree more.
So someone sent this article to me. It’s about a racist-themed frat party at Duke, where a bunch of non-Asian people wore conical hats and geisha outfits to get their kicks. The intent of the party was clear:
“Herro Nice Duke Peopre!!” read the opening line in the email inviting Dukies to “the return of Kappa Sigma Asia Prime.”
I don’t usually watch porn (it’s usually a waste of time imo), but there’s been a recent controversy in the industry. A big porn producer named Joanna Angel made a porn-spoof of The Walking Dead, and rather than cast an Asian guy to play Glenn, she cast a White guy with his eyes taped back. See more at Jezebel. See here too(Not safe for work.). I agree that it would be unacceptable in any other medium. I’ve heard rumors on why they couldn’t get Keni Styles to do it, but I’m sure they could’ve gotten someone else.
Last summer, I got involved with this activist project that had nothing to do with Asian American stuff. The leader of the project–I’ll call him D–was one of those dudes who just had to have his voice heard on everything. He was a white man. He wanted to run the website, but when he was averaging 3 unique pageviews a day (one was me, another was him, and god knows who the other person was), I suggested some changes (since bigWOWO gets somewhat more than 3 pageviews a day). He was one of those passive aggressive types. He’d say, “Yeah, since you have web experience, you should do it,” and then he’d say something like, “What are you trying to do, take over MY website? I’m in charge here!” When I told him that he should just do his thing since he obviously knew better, he would get angry and say, “Why am I always doing the work?”
Continuing a discussion that came about from another thread.
Curiously, I couldn’t find a good picture of a black person and an Asian person debating, or even talking. Shows how badly this dialogue is needed. Anyway, y’all are stuck with a picture of Tiger. If someone can find something better, I’ll switch it. Edit: Replaced by mwei’s submission. Thanks!)