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The Heart of Whiteness: Ijeoma Oluo Interviews Rachel Dolezal, the White Woman Who Identifies as Black - Features - The Stranger
"Even if there were thousands of Rachel Dolezals in the country, would their claims of blackness do anything to open up the definition of whiteness to those with darker skin, coarser hair, or racialized features?"
ijeoma_oluo  interview  thestranger.com  privilege  washington  spokane  america  white_supremacy  rachel_dolezal  white  black  race  racism  narcissism  2017  2010s  2015  scandal  culture 
april 2017 by cluebucket
United States bombing of the Chinese embassy in Belgrade - Wikipedia
"the target was checked against 'no-strike' databases but these raised no alarms; these are lists of protected sites such as schools, hospitals and places of worship."
1999  1990s  history  attack  bomb  mistake  america  scandal  CIA  george_tenet  bill_clinton  belgrade  serbia  yugoslavia  china  embassy  NATO  killing  diplomacy  wiki  wikipedia  war  observer  investigation  protest  database  airplane 
february 2017 by cluebucket
Word Theft by Ruth Graham
"T.S. Eliot, who relied on other sources for much of 'The Waste Land' (plagiarism or allusion?), famously wrote, 'Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal.' Less often quoted is the next line, 'Bad poets deface what they take.' This is what seems to gall many victims of plagiarists: to see their poems reprinted in weaker versions than the original."
poetryfoundation.org  poetry  writing  ruth_graham  plagiarism  2013  2014  2010s  cynicism  prize  theft  crime  idea  creativity  copy  copyright  sample  scandal  taboo  literature  author  narcissism  self-esteem  internet  u.k.  australia  america  stalking  apology 
january 2014 by cluebucket
Here Is Bruce Lee Beating Up Racist Writer John Derbyshire, Who Has Cancer
apart from the roundup/summary of Derbyshire dreadfulness, bookmarked for especially cogent comments re being Asian-American in America (not necessarily redundant):

Michael Cho:
"So Asian-Americans, when they do have legitimate issues of racism and discrimination that face them, get reactions of, 'Its not that bad, especially if you consider what has happened to African-Americans or Latinos.' And this argument is especially prevalent in Southern California. Or, because Asian-Americans are still a growing group with no solid definition, as in we have 5th generation Asian-American as well as people who immigrated 3 months ago, America still treats us as "the other," and is dismissive of our issues.
"And the reaction for a long time was, 'Keep your head down, study hard, make money and Americans will respect you.' But there are generations of Asian-Americans, who have read Ron Takaki, Maxine Hong-Kingston, Helen Zia, Carlos Bulosan, Frank Chin, Urvashi Viad, Frank Wu, David Henry Hwang, etc. who want a voice in American politics, and want to have a more active role for Asian-Americans politically and socially. The want you to remember the internment and Vincent Chin, they want you to know how fucked up it is when NBC Sports runs headlines like 'Michelle Kwan Beaten By American Lipinski.' When those voices are raised, people don't want to hear them. There are a lot of reasons for that. But because Asian-American issues have constantly be delegitimized, or marginalized by American society, or other communities of color, we are forced to elevate these incidents which affect our community..."

willwriteforfood:
"...But then, as you pointed out so well, that attitude also renders actual complaints about discrimination or bias illegitimate. Look at all the "don't be so sensitive" comments on Gawker's own stories about Jeremy Lin, as though Asians need to wait until some "real" racial incident to call out racist attitudes, while completely ignoring all the many instances of actual violence against Asians..."
gawker  comment  racism  john_derbyshire  prejudice  america  racist  black  white  supremacy  asian_american  bias  race  minority  2012  2010s  national_review  scandal  taki_magazine  taki_theodoracopoulos  mandolyna_theodoracopoulos  cancer  rosie_qi  spouse  yellow_fever  asia  immigration  latino  21st_century 
april 2012 by cluebucket

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