This iteration of the comic book saw Black Panther and other black superheroes in the Marvel universe such as Luke Cage, Misty Knight, Storm and the former Avenger Manifold, trying to solve the death of a black woman named Ezra Keith who dies in police custody.
Keith’s death is reminiscent of the real life death of Sandra Bland.
The comic book takes place in near-future New York, where Harlem is placed under martial law.
I just saw this on YouTube. It’s the trailer for a movie called The Thinning, and it looks like it’s a movie about a world where only people who pass a standardized test are allowed to live. An action/horror/dystopian movie about standardized tests, and not a single Asian onscreen (I think there’s one Asian woman in the last scene of the trailer, but she’s the only one). More significantly, there isn’t the anger and resentment that we see today against Asians and their test scores. I guess we already got thinned out.
In case anyone is interested, there’s been this huge fight among Asian American media producers. It’s between a blogger called Love Life of an Asian Guy and all the other liberals. Each is accusing the other of being “anti-Black” and having anti-Black intentions (even though LLAG supposedly is dating a Black woman, and even though Asian progressives are some of the biggest backers of Black Lives Matter.) I find it very ironic. First of all, all the participants are on the same side of the political spectrum–why are they attacking each other? I could understand if it were Asian Liberals vs. Asian Conservatives, or even Asian Far Left Crazies vs. Asian Normal People (which is the most common but understandable battle), but these liberals are politically not that far apart. Second of all, it seems like the main point of contention is gender and feelings towards people of another race–neither of which has anything to do with Asian-ness.
Bernardsville, NJ. This is a place that I’m well-acquainted with. Most people in Bernardsville are chill. I think most of the patrons here were probably surprised since IR is almost universally accepted in that area. Generally, I don’t think any Asian people these days face discrimination from normal people because of IR. People might point out the differences, and people might laugh if there’s a discrepancy between politics and preferences, but I think it’s generally accepted these days. We really have come a long way.
Check out the video above. It’s a Viceland show where a comedian named Jamali Maddix visits a White Supremacist and shows us how they live. It’s very interesting. That first NSM guy actually invited Jamali into his home to have dinner with him. Then you’ve got the wife who wants a Jewish genocide. Then you’ve got the guy who shouts, “Speak English or get out!” followed by “Sieg Heil.” Then there are those crazy dudes by the Klan bar. I’m not a Christian, but I thought the pastor had an interesting perspective. I really liked how he talked about victimization.
This has to be the stupidest action ever taken by an American president during my lifetime. And that includes the time that W invaded Iraq. We’ve never had a single incident of domestic terrorism from any immigrants from these countries. Instead, it looks like we’re banning at least one promising young scientist along with college students and people fleeing oppression. Keep in mind, these aren’t illegals. These are people who have gone through all the proper legal channels. Google said that 187 employees are being affected. Tech leaders are all up in arms, as they should be.
Did anyone else see the inauguration? Did you hear his speech about “American carnage?”
It’s going to be a long four years of gaslighting, lying, scandals, ethics violations, fearmongering, and smearing. How he’ll even have time to deal with policy is anybody’s guess.
I’m watching the commentary on CBS, and the commentator remarked that he didn’t hear the new president ask the American people to do anything. He didn’t ask for unity, and he told a story about an America overrun by drugs, violence, and economic collapse. He slammed Obama, ignoring the data that things aren’t bad. He advocated for economic protectionism.
What a depressing year. Glen Frey, Muhammad Ali, Prince, Florence Henderson from the Brady Bunch, Alan Thicke from Family Ties, David Bowie, Antonin Scalia, George Michael, Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds (the very next day). These people all meant something to us at some point in our lives. I suppose everyone has to go sometime, but man, this was a year when lots of people left early.
Politically, the only winners this year were Paul Ryan, Donald Trump, and Vladimir Putin. I’d like to say that the Republican Party won, but I don’t think that’s the case. This is going to be the most Russia-friendly regime in history, and I worry about our national security.
I’m not sure why this isn’t bigger news, but the NY Times published a fascinating article on how Russia (or Russians) successfully hacked our election. I think Obama carries a lot of the blame for not reacting more forcefully to North Korea when they hacked Sony or acting forcefully against the Russians during the election, but I can see why he might have been hesitant to make a big deal out of it. After all, everyone seemed certain that Hillary would win and that they could deal with it later. I think my biggest shock at the article was: