Does Issa Rae Believe Black Women and Asian Men Can Save Each Other?
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Growing up in Itaewon, a Seoul neighbourhood that's long been an enclave for migrants, Han says he has many friends who are "mixed blood", the literal translation of the Korean term for "biracial". Fleeing South Korea Two years ago, the owner of a PC bang, a type of internet cafe popular with online gamers and where Han says he spends much of his free time, persuaded the teenager to model for a friend's clothing line. Youn Bum saw some of Han's pictures online and arranged to meet him in person.
Shin explains that it's a "myth" that the origin of this understanding of national identity comes from ancient Confucian values, as many South Koreans believe.
Instead, it's the result of a late 19th-century German concept of citizenship that was first adopted by Imperial Japan then reappropriated by Korean nationalists during Japan's colonial rule of the peninsula. The "uniqueness and purity of a Korean bloodline and nation" are "at the core" of the South Korean state and "mixed blood" people are believed to "contaminate the purity of the Korean nation", Shin says.
There were as many as 40, "Amerasians" - offspring of American men and South Korean women - born up until the early s.
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This is all according to Sajin Kwok, who was part of a research team that submitted a report on these zones to South Korea's National Human Rights Commission in Kwok, 41, a US-born Amerasian, says their findings painted a "catastrophic picture" for Amerasians - who grew up in and continued to live in camp towns - due in part to the discrimination they endured, as social outcasts, in schools and in mainstream Korean society. He also says authorities pressured women to abort or hand over their newborns to international adoption agencies in an effort to "eliminate" mixed-race children.
Bella Dalton, the group's cofounder, estimates that nearly 10, children were adopted. The debate over South Korea's 'comfort women' 'Multicultural' children Faced with the growing number of multi-ethnic births, as well as criticism from the United Nationsterms like "pure blood" and "mixed blood" are no longer used in official and educational materials, although the latter expression is still widely spoken and many Koreans don't see it as a pejorative. The word "multicultural" is now used to describe families where at least one parent is not Korean.
Today, the vast majority of "multicultural" children are the offspring of the tens of thousands of Southeast Asian and Chinese women who come to South Korea as marriage migrants. Yun notes that despite official efforts to help economically and socially integrate these families into South Korean society, reducing prejudice towards them remains a challenge.
Children "who have foreign mothers are bullied and are outcasts at their schools," says Jolly Regacho, 43, a volunteer at the Asan Migrant Centre, 86km south of Seoul, where she works with many migrant brides from Indonesia, Vietnam and her native Philippines. She explains that because of its connotation with migrant women from less developed countries, the word "multicultural" has become synonymous with "poor". Their children "don't want to be called 'multicultural'", Regacho says.
I saw memes about how black men were taking L after L these days.
And of course, there was pushback from black men as well, saying that black women were trying to control them or that black women were being bitter because they themselves wanted approval from white men.
So I think this Issa Rae passage provided some ammunition for black men to defend themselves. Thus, internal fights within minority communities that were suppressed for the sake of appearances are now surfacing.
So watching the same fight in the black community is fascinating, because in terms of relative social positioning, black women are more like Asian men. Glamour I have to say I empathize a lot with black women. I know just how infuriating it can be to have the opposite gender of your community sell you out for white acceptance. That anger never goes away, no matter how much personal romantic success you have.
Because racism is racism. Just look at how many black women wanted to throw Stephon Clark into a figurative ditch of a grave because of what he said about black women. Liberal think tanks like the Brookings Institute clickbait by insinuating that black women would be better off not marrying black men.
It makes me reaffirm my Ali Wong standom because she talks so much about her Asian husband. But there are some questions to be raised.