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I see this all the time when people call out cultural appropriation and racist bullshit in the US or other western countries.
"Oh but look at netizens in Korea, they think it’s cute!"
"Chinese international students at my university don’t even think this is such a big deal."
"Look at these comments from Japanese twitter accounts, they love it!!!!"
"Do people in Malaysia even care? Stop making such a big deal out of this. We blow everything out of proportion."
That. Is. Not. The. Point.
First of all, this is analogous to “my *insert poc* friend thinks it’s okay, so it must be” except you’ve extended it to the entire fucking foreign country. And no, it’s not okay. It is not okay because those individuals don’t even LIVE in the country where this is all occurring. Japanese people from Japan did not grow up watching their parents get made fun of for their accented English. They did not grow up having American classmates scrutinize the breakfast or lunch that they bring from home.
This is not about the international community. This is about the Asian American community here. WE are here. WE have grown up here being bullied by the rest of you for our food, our clothing, and the traditions we attempt to celebrate with our loved ones. WE are the ones who had to feel ashamed of our parents or grandparents for not being “American” enough. WE are the ones who hated our “flat faces” or “slanted” eyes or “smelly” lunch food.
AND THEN. After all that we have attempted to do to reject our culture to become more like you, YOU have the fucking audacity to TAKE what you’ve TAUGHT us to reject, and USE it to raise your NON-Asian self to the next level of approval from your peers. And suddenly, everyone loves what you’ve done with our culture. YOU are the expert, not us. Our culture is so cool. Our culture is so fashionable. But only when it’s not on our hands.
So when Asian Americans are telling you that it’s racist, and you try to trump our words with those from across the seas, shut up. Seriously. Shut up. Our parents when they came here were from across the seas, and you didn’t give a shit about their words when they came here. You did your best to silence them with your hate. My heritage is from across the seas and you had no problem criticizing me for it when I was growing up. So why is it okay for Katy Perry to parade around like that? Especially since there were so many (TOO many) inaccuracies in her portrayal too?
Stop missing the fucking point.
Earl Sampson has been stopped and questioned by Miami Gardens police 258 times in four years.
He’s been searched more than 100 times. And arrested and jailed 56 times.
Despite his long rap sheet, Sampson, 28, has never been convicted of anything more serious than possession of marijuana.
Miami Gardens police have arrested Sampson 62 times for one offense: trespassing.
Almost every citation was issued at the same place: the 207 Quickstop, a convenience store on 207th Street in Miami Gardens.
But Sampson isn’t loitering. He works as a clerk at the Quickstop.
So how can he be trespassing when he works there?
Response from city officials here.
The girl was dramatically removed from a Roma family’s home in Tallaght, Dublin, on Monday after a tip-off to gardai that she did not look like the rest of the family.
The child, who spent two nights in the care of the HSE, will now be reunited with her family.
Tests conducted this afternoon confirmed that she is the biological daughter of the Roma couple with whom she had been living.
The Roma family, who said that she was born in the Coombe Hospital in Dublin in April 2006, have now been vindicated.
The 18-year-old sister of the girl said earlier today her sibling has been “very traumatised” by the experience.
Speaking to reporters before the DNA results were revealed, the teenager said: “She is very traumatised and very confused as well.”
The parents of a blonde-haired Roma boy taken from his family overnight have spoken of their distress at the ordeal.
The father, who has been living in Ireland for a number of years, told how gardai came to his home late yesterday evening with questions over the identity of his two-year-old son
He said his girlfriend - originally from Bucharest, Romania who is the mother of the little boy - had been extremely distressed and unable to sleep after his son was kept overnight.
Outside their home in Westmeath, the father – who cannot be identified for legal reasons - said he was extremely relieved when he got a call from the Health Services Executive (HSE) health centre telling him he could pick up the boy at midday.
He told how his son repeatedly asked him where he had been.
This is at least the second instance since the story of Maria in Greece broke of authorities taking away blond(e) Roma children from their families on no basis other than their coloring. The first instance, also in Ireland, is not yet resolved.