“That said, we are reaching many on Twitter with everyone from actors to former White House officials following us. Our tweets have caught the attention and engagement of everyone from Asian Uncle Tom Ken Jeong to Vincent Rodriguez who is breaking ground as the Asian male heartthrob on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. We’re in it for the long haul and we plan to keep growing Kulture.” Continue reading Interview: KultureMedia.org’s Tim Gupta (Founder) & Han Huang (Writer)
I was stunned by the fact that in New York City, the racial category comprised of people with Asian and Pacific Islander heritage were the only group that had an increase, in percentage and in raw numbers, as crime victims. Comparing the NYPD reports from 2008 to 2014, revealed that this was the case in every single category of crime (links to NBC.com “Concerns Raised Over Reported Rise in Crime Against Asian Americans in NYC”). Among the most serious of the categories are… Murder, Manslaughter, Rape… Continue reading Asian Victims Increased in Every Crime Category (NYPD)
This man was waiting for a ride to work and got a broken collarbone and multiple cuts to his face and hand. For being Sikh. That’s it. That was his great offense. So great an offense was this that two other men, both European Americans, harassed him, jumped out of their car, chased and beat him, got back in their car and tried to run him over. Continue reading Man (68 y.o.) Beaten & Struck by a Car
…”Many Asian women don’t prefer to date Asian men. When asked if they “preferred to date someone from their own racial background” on OkCupid, 78 percent of Asian women said no. Although it’s true that Asian men have their best chances with Asian women on the site, it’s still lower than the figures for white men.” Continue reading 93.4% of White Women w/ Racial Preference Say They’d NEVER Date an Asian Man
…the paper concluded, this “challenges the idea of racial attraction as solely a matter of personal preference.” In other words, swiping right on a white guy seems more innocuous than navigating over to Where White People Meet, but on a societal level, it just might be a smaller expression of everyday racism. Continue reading “I Only Want to Date White People.”
This recalled feeling of being singled out for no reason other than being different from the majority is your key to taking on this new perspective, and, going further, understanding that it is that very difference that not only makes one vulnerable to mockery and disdain but also potential victimization, exclusion, violence, and shame. Fully activating an empathetic response would be to then imagine that you cannot change this difference in any way. As I have done for years, passing would not be an option.
Continue reading (Guest Post) Passing on Perspective
There is a lot of talk in the U.S. about a segment of the population known as the 1%. These people are ultra rich, control the majority of the banking and media / “news” corporations, and are active players in the political and lobbying arenas where power is applied and preserved.
Continue reading You Might Be the Global 1%