Category Archives: International

Dr. Hunt says “Reverse racism is not a thing.”

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So, we know that “reverse racism” is not real, yeah? (thanks Aamer)

Here’s another explanation courtesy of Dr. Hunt, who is using the “innovative approach to bridging the gap between academia and society” by explaining Critical Race Theory through memes.

Too easy and pretty good, huh?

Increase your racial literacy and check out Ask Dr. Hunt here and on Facebook.

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Asian Women Are Not Accessories

So, Arvil Lavigne goes out blazing with ‘oriental’ glee and went out with a Hello Kitty bang.

There’s no link for you to watch the terrible cultural appropriation, I rather not waste three of minutes of your life. There’s no need for you to fume and cringe. All she does is sing (in an slight ‘Asian’ tone) ‘arigatou’, ‘hello kitty’ and ‘kawaii’. It’s really not that cute. Continue reading Asian Women Are Not Accessories

Vanity Fair and It’s ‘Colourful’ Cover

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Have you checked out the amazing cover for this year’s Vanity Fair?

SMH, an Australian based newspaper, had the audacity to release a headline with the word “colourblind.” Such poor choice of word a lack initiative and understanding; it’s a sad state of affairs to have a headlines as clickbait when it should be something to celebrate. Vanity Fair is also known for attracting criticism for excluding non-white actors and actresses.

The word “colourblind” has always been a confusing term, like the word “privilege”. Continue reading Vanity Fair and It’s ‘Colourful’ Cover

Blackface in Korean Comedy

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Gag Concert with comedian Sam.

Just as the Asian-Americans on my social media feeds were grumbling about “yellowface” on Saturday Night Live, South Korean actors wore blackface on popular comedy sketch show, ‘Gag Concert’.

To which I say “really, Korea? Chinjja?

I’ve been an obsessive Gag Concert fan ever since I first watched it on a long bus ride from Seoul to Busan. Korean comedy has a different feel to Western comedy. Gag Concert has the production values of a high school play and favours surreal, overly exaggerated slapstick humour. I like it because it parodies aspects of Korean life – from the oppressive workplace and nauseatingly cutesy dating culture, to ridiculous Korean dramas and diva-esque K-pop stars. It’s very silly but, at times, creative. Continue reading Blackface in Korean Comedy