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Coronavirus panic is racist profiling against Asians.
“It’s always been a part of the racial fiction, the racial story that people tell about Asians in the 19th century: that they’re the bad apples, the diseases are the result of bad food, bad culture—that it’s an outcome of being racially inferior,” says Chang. That stereotype can still be found in the current discourse around the Wuhan coronavirus: that the Chinese brought the disease upon themselves by eating the “weird” animals where the virus originated.
china  coronavirus  wuhan  health  asians  asianamerica  racism 
14 days ago by dirtystylus
'Send Her Back': The Battle That Will Define Us Forever - The Atlantic
Omar must be defended, but not because of her views on Israel, gay rights, or progressive taxation. You needn’t agree with her on any of those things; in fact, you needn’t like her at all. But she must be defended, because the nature of the president’s attack on her is a threat to all Americans—black or white, Jew or Gentile—whose citizenship, whose belonging, might similarly be questioned. This is not about Omar anymore, or the other women of color who have been told by this president to “go back” to their supposed countries of origin. It is about defending the idea that America should be a country for all its people. If multiracial democracy cannot be defended in America, it will not be defended elsewhere. What Americans do now, in the face of this, will define us forever.
by:adamserwer  unitedstates  race  immigration  racism  donaldtrump  whatnow  politics  democracy 
july 2019 by dirtystylus
‘It makes me feel invisible’
It happened again. Nicholas Pilapil got an email clearly meant for his co-worker, Jonathan Castanien. Previously, Pilapil had missed a meeting invitation because their white co-workers couldn’t tell them apart.

So they came up with a cheeky way to address the problem. Between their desks, Pilapil and Castanien hung a sign that read, “This company has worked __ days without an incident. Incorrect names are avoidable.”
racism  workculture  microaggressions  via:ranafayez 
may 2019 by dirtystylus
Louis Hyman on Twitter: "In my history of consumption class, I teach about #Sears, but what most people don't know is just how radical the catalogue was in the era of #Jim Crow. #twitterstorians"
In my history of consumption class, I teach about #Sears, but what most people don't know is just how radical the catalogue was in the era of #Jim Crow. #twitterstorians
history  racism  jimcrow  retail  sears  twitterthread 
october 2018 by dirtystylus
Publishing U: How Do I Keep My Head Up while Finding a Publisher? : The Booklist Reader
What fails for me is that it [that] virtually nothing is made of the fact that these guys are Koreans. I suppose in the alleged melting pot of America that might be a good thing, but for the book it doesn’t lend anything even lightly exotic to the narrative or the characters.
racism  asianamerica  writing  publishing 
november 2017 by dirtystylus
Don't Give HBO's 'Confederate' the Benefit of the Doubt - The Atlantic
Knowing this, we do not have to wait to point out that comparisons between Confederate and The Man in the High Castle are fatuous. Nazi Germany was also defeated. But while its surviving leadership was put on trial before the world, not one author of the Confederacy was convicted of treason. Nazi Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop was hanged at Nuremberg. Confederate General John B. Gordon became a senator. Germany has spent the decades since World War II in national penance for Nazi crimes. America spent the decades after the Civil War transforming Confederate crimes into virtues. It is illegal to fly the Nazi flag in Germany. The Confederate flag is enmeshed in the state flag of Mississippi.
by:tanehesicoates  hbo  history  slavery  tv  tv:confederate  race  blackness  blackliberation  racism  alternatehistory 
august 2017 by dirtystylus
Jelani Cobb on the Charlottesville white supremacists, Trump's response, and Nazis.
Yeah, I think that Nazi is the only unqualified evil, or at least has been the only [one] unqualified, because we have had a very mealy-mouthed ambivalence about the Confederacy, and we have tried to nuance it and make all those contextual claims to complicate the story of an alliance that was fighting for the preservation of slavery. And so when we say “Nazi,” we summon the idea of the United States’ moral victories, and military ones. We are not personally implicated. This country doesn’t feel personally implicated in the evils of Nazism. We are able to denounce it with a clear conscience.
politics  nazism  whatnow  neoconfederate  racism  charlottesville  donaldtrump  unitedstates 
august 2017 by dirtystylus
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