Silence by Asian men was considered tacit agreement, an acquiescence to truth behind the racially motivated bigotry. This was error, and in my observation, caused largely by the cultural differences in masculine virtue. Boastfulness and immodesty are inconsistent with traditional notions of the ideal man in many Asian cultures.
As my mother taught me, a decent and “real man” does the right thing because it is right and seeking personal attention or notoriety is distasteful. The ideal man acts, while the lesser man talks about acting. Living in the U.S. and bridging the cultural divide is difficult, especially when another common ideal is family harmony and representing one’s house with dignity. This is something I continue to struggle with and no one in my family knows… Continue reading ‘Asian Penis’ Dominates Top 5 Non Sex Posts of 2015
Almost two decades later, these proclamations still ring so true. Some people are completely unwilling to honor my family’s choice to identify as mixed-race and Asian because it doesn’t align with their own ideas about how we should identify. The right of a mixed-race person to self-construct and self-define, even today, endures continual policing from people with their own agendas…
Continue reading Reblog: Why Mixed with White isn’t White by Sharon H. Chang
By birth and nationality I am an American. Eventually, I did accept Asian American as a political identity. It made sense as a matter of getting social equality. We all suffered the burden of racism in America similarly. Because of this we had a similar ideas and priorities for social change. Continue reading Too Many Asians in Harvard? Pan Asian Political Identity
“We were making out, kissing, touching, etc. which wasn’t unusual. But then I decided to take off my underwear, which was unusual, and then his. I remember licking and…” Continue reading Former Lover (TheVault), Interviewed on Identity, Sex, Virginity – Part I of II
I thought I’d share this longer read – a critique of a popular YA novel called Eleanor & Park – with some good discussion over the signs of misappropriated parts of culture and experience. Continue reading Reblog: A Masterpost: Eleanor and Park, Racism, and Other Problematic Aspects of the Book
“Hapa ,” “Eurasian,” “Mixed,” Whatever the category name, persons of mixed racial heritage are placed into by a monoracial majority, the agreed upon term never seems to imply wholeness. If one of the various labels doesn’t fit neatly (and rarely do they), they are asked to report percentages of their monoracial make up. In other … Continue reading Hapa is Not Part Anything