“I WILL CRITIQUE EVERYTHING YOU LOVE”
[M]any nations of the third world are described as ‘underdeveloped’. These less wealthy nations are generally those that suffered under colonialism and neo-colonialism. The ‘developed’ nations are those that exploited their resources and wealth. Therefore, rather than referring to these countries as ‘underdeveloped’, a more appropriate and meaningful designation might be ‘over exploited’. Again, transpose this term next time you read about the ‘underdeveloped nations’ and note the different meaning that results. — Robert B. Moore, “Racist Stereotyping in the English Language” (via wretchedoftheearth)
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how do i take all these things and channel them into a job at mother jones (because that is my new life goal)? i think it would be so incredibly awesome to do journalism work on the environment and climate change and intersections with race, ethnicity, gender, econ systems, etc - but i’m an idiot and only figured out how much i like the idea of doing environmental journalism now. which means i have a lot of reading to do.
i’m just gonna start fetishizing white dudes i’ll be like cat calling them “you looking like a fine aryan prince’ will they be german who knows who cares
“Your Asian wasn’t quiet”. Damn right. She was complex, she is complex and she was and is beyond you and the racist perception of her.
can we also think about how asian does not always mean east asian and that a whole lot of asians have brown skin and can’t be counted as “yellow people”
aka asian america can we stop erasing south asia
Kochiyama’s life in social change is inspiring, both for its longevity and for her willingness to take on the most controversial causes. She is, perhaps, most famous for her association with Malcolm X, and for the photos of her holding Malcolm X in her arms as he lay dying after being gunned down in the Audubon Ballroom on February 12, 1965. But there was much, much more to Kochiyama’s activism than her sojourn with the Organization for Afro-American Unity. She fought for Puerto Rican independence, provided support for social and political prisoners, and was instrumental in the fight for reparations for Japanese American internees.
But the importance of Kochiyama’s story doesn’t end with her personal history. For while she is no doubt a remarkable person, she was not alone among Asian Americans of her generation in her commitment to social justice. Throughout her story we are reminded of others who struggled alongside her, of the the Asian American movement of the 1960s that was inspired, in part, by Japanese American internment, exclusionary and blatantly racist immigration laws, the Vietnam War, and exploitation and discrimination of Asian immigrant workers. That movement gave birth to the phrase “Asian American” as a statement of inter-ethnic solidarity, and it stood against unjust wars and with the movements for African American civil rights, workers rights, and immigrant rights, and for multiculturalism, open enrollment in colleges and universities, and diversification of university curricula. That movement gave us Asian American studies, and Asian American studies has allowed us to create a record of our history, in our own words. —
Scot Nakagawa, “Yuri Kochiyama,” ChangeLab 5/20/13 (via racialicious)
YES. YES. YES. To Asian American studies EVERYWHERE!
jaysus christ this blog has devolved so far into an annoying obligation every few weeks that i don’t know what to do with it
You’ve heard the news.
But what does this mean for your privacy?
In a recent report card from the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), comparing which tech companies protect user’s data from government snooping, Yahoo received one of the lowest scores with only one out of five stars. Tumblr performed significantly better, receiving three stars for requiring a warrant for content, fighting for users’ privacy rights in Congress, and publishing law enforcement guidelines.
LTMC: Yet another reason to be skeptical of the buyout.