Wanting to make the name on your resume sound more westernized/white because you think it’ll give you a better chance of getting an interview.
People were all bent out of shape when a few of us suggested that Frozen, Tangled, and Brave should have featured a more diverse cast. They cried out because of “historical accuracy” or “reverse racism” (I don’t even understand the concept of this).
But if we’re going to talk about historical accuracy, I don’t see anyone crying out for “historical accuracy” when Disney made Pocahontas a twentyish woman who falls in love with John Smith. If historical accuracy was ever Disney’s goal, than Pocahontas would have been a 12/13 year old girl who was kidnapped for ransom by English settlers, and then RAPED.
But apparently Disney caters to a racist white audience, so they didn’t want to make the white people in this movie look bad.
And to clarify that last statement, it was related to this last novel. It was written by Shilpa Somaya Gowda and called “Secret Daughters”. The story is about an interracial couple (Indian man and white American woman) who adopt a little girl from an Indian orphanage.
As the story delves into their story, you find out the reason why Krishna wanted to marry Sommer, was because he didn’t think he’d be able to find a girl like her at home. One who could passionately stand up to him and match his intelligence.
Fuck that. I know plenty of South Indian women who can cut a man down with just their words alone.
Desi guys who go after white girls because they say desi girls are too “traditional” and can’t spar with them on an intellectual level.
I don’t give a fuck about Lindsey Lohan. But I do give a fuck that the media keeps enabling her by posting irrelevant articles about an even more irrelevant “celebrity”.
I don’t expect gay people to prove to me, a straight person, that there’s actually homophobia. I don’t expect poor people to prove to me, a Harvard grad, that hunger and poverty are widespread problems. And if someone asked me, as an Asian person, to “prove” to them that racism exists, I would laugh all the way back to Chinatown. Marginalized groups are not responsible for explaining their marginalization to you. If you are actually concerned, you would take the initiative to do some research yourself instead of showing up at some oppressed group’s door step demanding a list of citations for things (racism, sexism, etc.) that are proven time and time again in the real world.
No one is blaming you for your white ancestors actions. But do not disregard our anger when you are the only ones benefiting from the institutions your ancestors put in place at the cost of our countrymen. You are the only ones benefiting, and yet they are the ones who paid in blood, sweat, and death.