Butterflies, Slumdogs, And Tiger Moms: Asian... →
By Guest Contributor Sayantani DasGupta Remember those racist-alicious ads from Michigan senatorial candidate Pete Hoekstra, the ones where the docile, limpid eyed, bike-riding Asian woman thanked “Debbie Spend It Now” for…
Fascinasians: FINALS: We are America, America Is... →
fascinasians: Over the past month, the National Korean American Service and Education Consortium (NAKASEC) has collected family photographs and stories to be included in a national photo album. This photo album and story collection will be presented to key legislators to show them how important FAMILY is to the… I doubt I’ll ever hear this from an immigration-related non-profit...
teacakeomnislash: readabookson: http://www.sendspace.com/file/g8xx92 https://anonfiles.com/file/030a32ba8af6a0f8da928ad8c7c5991d This is kind of where I’m at. Marxism has problems. POC revolutionary nationalism has problems. I like that the national liberation struggle addresses empire, though.
Gender Wage Gap is Harsher for Immigrant Women →
quecaigaelsistema: April 22, 2013 It’s no secret that Latinas are the hardest hit by the gender wage gap. A recent analysis from the National Partnership for Women and Families showed that Latinas are paid 55 cents for every dollar paid to white, non-Hispanic men in the nation’s top 50 metro areas. Although wage disparities exist at all career levels for Latinas, immigrant women are especially...
Why the Model Minority Stereotype is Divisive to... →
1. Perpetuates Wedge Politicking 2. Promotes Meritocratic Logic 3. Ignores Historical Facts I keep saying this in so many words, but people have internalized or understood the model minority myth however they have and come up with conclusions however they’d like.
Asian American Studies association endorses the... →
At the same time, she said, “We would discourage partnerships with Israeli academic institutions, whether they’re curriculum partnerships or study abroad partnerships, because that would be becoming complicit with the discriminatory practices of Israeli institutions, and we would be encouraging faculty, staff and students to forge alliances with Palestinian faculty and Palestinian students who now...
The Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013 sucks hard. No need to celebrate if it passes. This is why I think activism dedicated to legalization is such a waste of time. Reform for legalization just gets used to justify to society at large the new and different forms of repression being introduced to be implemented, and to further narratives that benefit...
Immigration Reform Would Look Different for... →
Glenn Beck’s favorite immigrants →
Media Was MIA As Hundreds of Undocumented Inmates... →
Witnesses Sought in Case of Brutal Beating of... →
nitanahkohe: Follow the link for surveillance photos of the approx 12 suspected witnesses—please contact Pullman PD if you recognize anyone (their number is at the link). This is the most recent update (today) regarding David’s health, given from his mother via a family friend: He was assaulted, severely beaten, and the doctors had to remove parts of his skull to relieve the swelling on the...
STAYING ALIVE - Women, Ecology and survival in... →
angryasiangirlsunited: Vandana Shiva
I see a lot of appropriation of radical left terminology and ideas, but not as much understanding that has reached the depths of the heart. Not that I’m so knowledgeable and somatically-connected or something. It’s just kind of confusing to see. I don’t know what’s meant by what’s said or if what’s said is really meant.
Like most oppositions, moreover, individualism and community have a common logic...– The Ideal of Community and the Politics of Difference, Iris Marion Young (via sylvides)
The Wages of Non-Blackness: Contemporary Immigrant... →
Abstract: Drawing from W.E.B. Du Bois’ concept of the psychological wage of whiteness, this article explores how contemporary rhetoric promoted by immigrant rights advocates in the United States valorizes non-white immigrant workers in relationship to African Americans. Specifically, I examine moralized claims regarding immigrants’ character, productivity, and value as well as their...
Gavin McInnes is doing what every defensive self-preserving white man has done in addressing the very real existence of white privilege: using Asian people and the “model minority” myth to pit people of color against each other. His argument is that we’ve all worked hard to get our positions in life, and so, white privilege doesn’t exist. This reasoning only means that he...
North Korea declares 1953 armistice invalid →
generasian: North Korea has declared the 1953 armistice invalid, cutting off direct phone links with its neighbor South Korea. The two countries have technically been at war since the 1953 cease-fire at the end of the Korean War, which called for a truce rather than a peace treaty to end the war.
A Cyborg Manifesto: Science, Technology, and... →
A Cyborg Manifesto: Science, Technology, and Socialist-Feminism in the Late Twentieth Century, by Donna Haraway, in Simians, Cyborgs, and Women: The Reinvention of Nature “An ironic dream of a common language for women in the integrated circuit “This chapter is an effort to build an ironic political myth faithful to feminism, socialism, and materialism. Perhaps more faithful as...
I’m an alien from outer space, I’m a cybergirl without a face, a heart, or a mind, (a product of metal, I’m a product of the man) I’m a slave girl without a race, On the run ‘cause they’re here to erase and chase out my kind, (They’ve come to destroy me.) And I think to myself, Wait! Its impossible. They’re gunning for me! And now, they’re...
An Open Letter to All Feminists: Statement of... →
“As feminists and people of conscience, we call for solidarity with Palestinian women in Gaza suffering due to the escalating military attacks that Israel turned into an open war on civilians. This war has targeted women and children, and all those who live under Israeli occupation in the West Bank, and are also denied the right to freedom of movement, health, and education. “We...
Masked Racism: Reflections on the Prison... →
What is the Prison Industrial Complex? Why does it matter? Angela Y. Davis tells us. Imprisonment has become the response of first resort to far too many of the social problems that burden people who are ensconced in poverty. These problems often are veiled by being conveniently grouped together under the category “crime” and by the automatic attribution of criminal behavior to people of...
Reflections on anger, compassion, and love
Black and Third World people are expected to educate white people as to our humanity. Women are expected to educate men. Lesbians and gay men are expected to educate the heterosexual world. The oppressors maintain their position and evade their responsibility for their own actions. There is a constant drain of energy which might be better used in redefining ourselves and devising realistic...
Interview with bell hooks about Night-Vision
OTI: What is it about Night-Vision that impresses you? bell hooks: Night-Vision was so compelling to me because it has a spirit of militancy which reformist feminism tries to kill because militant feminism is seen as a threat to the liberal bourgeois feminism that just wants to be equal with men. It has that raw, unmediated truth-telling which I think we are going to need in order to deal with...
Being and Blackness, Book Review by Orlando...
WE WHO ARE DARK: The Philosophical Foundations of Black Solidarity. By Tommie Shelby. CREATING BLACK AMERICANS: African-American History and Its Meanings, 1619 to the Present. By Nell Irvin Painter. It isn’t easy being a philosopher committed to making critical reflections on African-American identity. Those about whom you write have little time for abstractions and even less...
K-pop’s Disconnect With ‘Authentic’ Hip Hop... →
Other than the fact I find this conversation utterly hilarious, I still find it quite telling that the K-pop industry’s understanding of rap is limited, and even pejorative. It’s almost as if the rapper of the group is considered the most useless one, right below the visual. The notion that rap is actually supposed to mean something and that raps actually have to be finessed and fleshed out, is...
Interview with Maurice Sendak by The Believer... →
This was endearing..
The Zapatistas (EZLN) quoted Game of Thrones in a... →
days-turn-to-night: Extensively. I can’t make this shit up.
When Huang’s childhood neighbors trash his birthday party, he makes a...– My Dad Said I Sounded Like a Slant-Eyed Malcom X he’s still a misogynist though. (via fascinasians)
“To get the gold, they will have to kill every one... →
The most-storied warrior tribe in Ecuador prepares to fight as the government sells gold-laden land to China
How Immigration Reform Could Expand Incarceration... →