Reblog: Buddha on a Dragon: Yellow Peril… the Asian ‘Bogeyman’

While it can be tempting to dismiss, for example, a menacing image of a Buddha riding a dragon as nothing more than an embarrassing relic from a less enlightened time, it isn’t always as easy to see how old racist assumptions continue to color our current thinking—especially as the Asian American population continues to grow, from 1.5 million in 1970 to more than 18 million, or almost 6 percent, in 2011. Continue reading Reblog: Buddha on a Dragon: Yellow Peril… the Asian ‘Bogeyman’