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Back for the Attack!

In Main Event, News on June 10, 2012 at 6:18 pm
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Candidate’s Ad Slammed for Racist Stereotypes

In News, Opinion on February 9, 2012 at 12:54 pm
Asian (Oriental) American girl with dimples.

Image via Wikipedia. Thank you, Michigan Republican Pete Hoekstra, for perpetuating racist Asian stereotypes! Big help!

Oh, yes, my friends, racism is still alive and kicking the soccer ball down the proverbial field. That’s why we never run out of stories. Sad, but true.

This nice little ditty comes to on behalf of US Senate candidate and charming Republican Pete Hoekstra, who decided to run a Super Bowl commercial in which a young Asian woman riding her bicycle down a country road (surrounded by rice patties and speaking broken English, of course) looks into the camera and slams his Michigan opponent.

“Thank you, Michigan Senator Debbie Spend-It-Now. Debbie spends so much American money. You borrow more and more from us. Your economy get very weak. Ours get very good. We take your jobs. Thank you, Debbie Spend-It-Now,
says the Asian woman into the camera.

Here’s the link: http://rafu.com/news/2012/02/candidates-ad-slammed-for-racial-stereotypes/

Low IQ & Conservative Beliefs Linked to Prejudice and Racism

In News, Opinion on January 27, 2012 at 12:44 am
A rotating animation of the human brain showin...

Image via Wikipedia. Let's use this, conservatives!

I know what you’re thinking: No kidding, right!

Most people with functioning frontal lobes already know that racism is a byproduct of having preconceived notions and expectations based on incomplete racist extremes. And now, for all the lovely racist conservatives out there, we have an official scientific study for them to now try to debunk: http://news.yahoo.com/low-iq-conservative-beliefs-linked-prejudice-180403506.html

Asian Pick-Up Artist Teaches Ivy League Asians How to Seduce Blondes

In News, Opinion on January 17, 2012 at 2:40 am

Yeah, I was thinking the same thing…Is this really important?

Well, the obvious answer is, no it’s not. Not really.


Image via Wikipedia. What happened to my shoes!

But it is dorky and interesting in a racially-conscious dorky kind of way. Right?


At any rate, whilst shambling through the internet nether realm of mildly interesting mind-rot (no offense Asian pick-up expert), I stumbled over (or upon, depending on your perspective and angle of said perspective) this article about an extremely confident Asian man by the name of J.T. Tran, who, after studying under the studly and mysterious Mystery, is now a master-seducer of non-Asian American blondes.

Good for him! Woohoo!

But, as facetious as I wanna be (to paraphrase 2 Live Crew), J.T. does have his act together.

He has a great website, complete with self-parody, free downloads that don’t download, funny pics, and he’s getting mondo publicity that this site ain’t garnering.

So kudos to J.T. and his secrets to interracial dating success.




Here’s a link to a recent piece about the Asian master of the pick-up, followed by a link to his personal web experience:

William Hung, an Asian American singer.

Image via Wikipedia. Picture of great Asian singer. Kind of.

Sign at Ohio Public Swimming Pool Reads “White Only” in 2012

In News, Opinion on January 13, 2012 at 1:47 am
An attempt at a discrimination graphic.
English: English: Flag of the city of Columbus...

Yup, you read it right. In January 0f 2012 with a bi-racial President, we still have people putting signs like this up over public swimming pools.

This time not only is it in 2012, but it’s in Columbus, Ohio.

According to the Associated Press piece by Andrew Welsh-Huggins, a landlord claimed that a little black girl’s hair care products dirtied the swimming pool water to such an extent that it warranted a “white only” sign at the public swimming pool entrance.

Luckily, a Civil Rights Panel judged that the posting of the sign was unfair and would be removed.

Sidenote: The bottom of the sign reads “Selma, Ala.,” followed by the date “14 July 31.”

Here’s the link:

A Look at Why Interracial Relationships Are Expected to Be Between Black Men and White Women

In Opinion on January 2, 2012 at 6:00 am

This is an interesting piece on why interracial relationships (or just the term “interracial” alone) conjures up images of black men and white women.

Certainly, it’s true that if you Google the term “interracial” in Google Images, most images will be of black men and white women; and I think part of this is simply because most interracial relationships are between black men and white women. Another part of this seeming puzzle, is that Ralph Richard Banks (author of the much-piloried bestseller “Is Marriage for White People?”) is correct in his reasoning that interracial relationships between black women and white men simply are not occurring at any kind of statistical significance. Statistically, black women are “sitting shiva,” while their mirror opposite in the dating realm takes the lead role in real life, mass media, and apparently public perception.

This piece from BlackYouthProject.com suggests that part of the reason public perception toward interracial relationships (more prominently romantic ones) focus on black men and white women is that mass media depicts images of black men that are positive and upbeat while images of black women in mass media are mostly negative or denigrating.

While it’s encouraging to see black women kicking butt in films such as “Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol” and the upcoming James Bond flick (where Ms. Moneypennybecome a gun-toting sista who can hold her own with 007), it’s also true that positive and uplifting imagery of black wome

Two women wearing bandanas, 1999.

Image via Wikipedia.

n in mass media dwarf compared to those of black males. So, yeah, I agree with their point, but feel that it’s also just the tip of the proverbial ice-berg.

Here’s their insightful piece:

Black Women Outpace Black Men in Military Recruitment

In News on December 27, 2011 at 8:47 pm
English: Uncle Sam recruiting poster.

Image via Wikipedia. I'm only adding this picture because I couldn't find any of black women soldiers on the WordPress photo finder widget. Really.

This is a kind of interesting piece from the great New York Times on how black women are outpacing black men (and just about every other group) in military recruitment and enlistment; because they want to go to college and they recognize early on that enlisting will help stagger (if not cover) college tuition, provide training, and job experience that they may not otherwise get in a Depression-era economy rife with institutionalized racism and little prospects of improving any time soon.

Given those obvious circumstances, it doesn’t really answer why there shouldn’t be more black men enlisting, since the odds are more stacked against them finding decent jobs or finishing college than even black women….unless you take into consideration that fewer black men go on to college as black women (which is not my humble widdle opinion but fact) so the selling point of help with college tuition is not as great a factor.

Can’t blame ’em for thinking ahead.

Here’s a link to the piece:

Shocker: Parents Disapprove of Interracial Relationship

In News, Opinion on December 20, 2011 at 1:37 am

Image via Wikipedia. Wouldn't it be great if this is what people did before they spoke?

Sad, lonely monkey contemplates Freud

From the (I’m assuming) good folks at PsychCentral, there’s a recent post by psychologist and family counselor Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker addressing a concerned teenager in an interracial relationship, and surprise surprise, saddled with disapproving parents.

While I can’t disagree with Dr. Hartwell-Walker’s measured and logical response, I kind of wish she’d told the young teenage eighth grader to tell her parents that she’d date whomever she liked and would theretofore establish her own independence as a young woman.

But I guess that might be why I’m not a therapist like Dr. Hartwell-Walker.

Anyhow, here’s the link to her piece:

Debunking the Single Black Female Myth

In Opinion on December 17, 2011 at 2:10 am
English: Black woman with a tattoo on her left...

Image via Wikipedia. Black woman with cool tattoo on shoulder. Sweet.

English: black woman with green eyes
Image via Wikipedia of cartoon sixties sista.

According to a (in my humble widdle opinion) lame piece in the Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel online edition, black women might actually be unhappy and defensive about having to be unmarried more often than not and for longer than other women. Go figure!

In his piece the author states that Ralph Richard Banks‘ book “Is Marriage for White People?” has offended some, while causing others to acknowledge the simple fact that black women aren’t getting married like other women are because they’re being left in the dust statistically.

Of course, the author does not take a stand either way, just states that it can be controversial and a big deal to try to discuss the topic (you think!) and you’d better “tread lightly” lest you offend someone’s tender sensibilities (or inability to face reality).

Here’s a link to the piece discussing the “news” that black women just aint’ getting married in the numbers that other women get married at. Hmmm, I wonder why that could be. Well, we better not have an opinion lest someone not like it.

Dreams Do Discriminate: Racial Makeup Mimics Real Life

In News, Opinion on December 17, 2011 at 1:37 am
dramatic dream

Image by unNickrMe via Flickr. Nice dream state you got there.

According to a depressing piece in Live Science, discrimination rules the proverbial roost not only in reality but also in dreams, as people who face discrimination probably dream about it (as if living it out isn’t enough), and dreams actually adhere to racial makeups and segregation of areas….so if you live and work in a predominantly white enviornment and are black, well, you’re probably going to dream from the perspective of a black person being surrounded by white people who may or may not be particularly sympathetic toward your life and feelings.

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