Will Seeing Race as Caste Reveal More?

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Their finding, recently published in the American Journal of Human Genetics, made waves when it was revealed that genetic mixing ended 1,900 years ago, around the same time the caste system was being codified in religious texts. The Manusmriti, which forbade intermarriage between castes, was written in the same period, give or take a century.

Thangaraj says the study shows only a correlation between the early caste system and the divergence of bloodlines, and whether one caused the other is a debate better left to historians. Nonetheless, it puts a stake in the ground, marking the moment…” Continue reading Will Seeing Race as Caste Reveal More?

Big Asian Thanks – Milestone Statistics

Despite my inclination to do so in an entirely introspective way, I have been public about the process because I want everyone to have a real shot at happiness through connection. I don’t want my little nephew to grow up being the punchline to jokes, the pitied lower caste of the dating world. I don’t want him to know the kind of loneliness or feel the kind of rejection that I have too many times in my life. And that means me doing something… Continue reading Big Asian Thanks – Milestone Statistics

Reblog: 7 Things My Biracial Sons Will Be Asked Because They Look More Asian Than White

Originally posted on subversive mommy:
My biracial sons are turning out to be quite Asian looking. I can’t help but wonder what life would be like for them had they looked more white, like their dad. I won’t lie and say, while these babies were growing in my belly, that I hadn’t hoped that they… Continue reading Reblog: 7 Things My Biracial Sons Will Be Asked Because They Look More Asian Than White

Kimono Wednesdays?! Let Me Explain Why It’s Racist

MFA director Malcolm Rogers, “himself didn’t seem fazed, telling the Globe, ‘a little controversy never did any harm,'” which implies a comfort in using race baiting to promote his organization. Race baiting is not harmless, it is racial bullying for your enjoyment or exploitation. You can stop looking foreign when you take off the kimono on Thursday, but the Asian woman keeps looking foreign as a result of another stereotype reinforcing visual. Continue reading Kimono Wednesdays?! Let Me Explain Why It’s Racist

Reblog: A Perfect EFF Score!

Originally posted on The WordPress.com Blog:
Concerns about online privacy and illicit government snooping are at the top of users’ minds, now more than ever. We appreciate that you trust us to safeguard your sensitive information on WordPress.com, and Automattic has a long-standing commitment to defending your rights and holding firm against legal bullying and over-reaching government… Continue reading Reblog: A Perfect EFF Score!