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Tue, Apr. 21st, 2009 01:19 am
Did Beatnik Grifter Play On Loathsome Hipster Negro Fetish?

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krskrft
krskrft
Tue, Apr. 21st, 2009 05:00 am (UTC)

In response to Momus's main article:

I pretty much agree with everything you've said.

At the same time, I'd warn against any call for equivalence in outrage. There are plenty of reasons why racism against black people is seen as more caustic than racism against people of Asian descent, particularly in America.

I think the problem is--and I'm sure you'll agree with me--that racism against Asians, particularly East Asians, seems to have passed as a healthy angle in the Kari Ferrell story. It's not that we need to be offended to the same extent by anti-Asian racism as we would be by anti-black racism (as in, seeing the same exact social danger in it ... which would be kind of absurd), but that we need to be against a world in which people who otherwise imagine themselves to be progressive and anti-racist can make these types of remarks, seemingly oblivious to the racism contained within them.


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qscrisp
qscrisp
Tue, Apr. 21st, 2009 09:31 am (UTC)

Just realised this says a bit better what I was trying to say in the comment I posted just now.


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