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Reddit started posting about us again, so now were getting an influx of useless and repetitive whiny messages from white people, and if you need a visual for that it looks like this:

And nobody wants to deal with that. So I’m turning off anon for now.

fucknofetishization:

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That same white guy also runs these two blogs. Be sure to report these too. (Tw for nudity, racial slurs, racism)

staff please get these types of blogs off tumblr! This isnt free speech, its hate speech that condones violence against women of color.

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Asker Anonymous Asks:
Your excuses towards negativity aimed at dark skin people is so fucking pathetic, you basically say "yeah it's bad but were not as bad as whites right? Also it's not meant in a negative way gosh!"
thisisnotjapan thisisnotjapan Said:

I never said they were excusable nor did I say it wasn’t meant in a negative way. I DID say that the negativity towards dark-skinned people isn’t always aimed towards Black people and can be aimed towards other people who are dark-skinned. I also said that it wasn’t relevant to the current subject since we were talking about a lack of Black representation and not poor representation of Black people or poor representation of dark-skinned people.

Explain to me where I said it was completely okay to put down dark skin people and where it was I implied that “it’s not as bad as the whites!”. I’ll wait.

-T

Asker Anonymous Asks:
Are you familiar with the upcoming Disney animation, Big Hero 6? I'm not acquainted with the original Marvel comics, but from what I saw from the trailers so far it seems pretty decent on its representation of japanese american characters (except maybe the overused genius asian sterotype). I have high hopes for this movie, but I'm also prepared for a possible disappointment. What are your thoughts on the movie?
thisisnotjapan thisisnotjapan Said:

Fred Zilla was originally supposed to be of Ainu descent.

This is Fred in the comics:

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And this is how Fred looks now:

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Wasabi no Ginger was originally supposed to be Japanese (not necessarily stated from what I’ve searched but it appears to be quite obvious that he is).

This is how he looked in the comics:

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And this is how he looks now:

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(And yes this is wrong because you just can’t go around erasing POC with other POC.)

This is how Honey Lemon looked in the comics:

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Her real name btw, is Miyazaki Aiko and her hair isn’t even naturally blonde.

And oh look, here’s Rapunzel:

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So that’s 3 out of the 5 original Asian characters that pretty much got erased which leaves Hiro and Gogo Tomago (sorry but I’m gonna ignore Tadashi as a main character).

Hiro is Japanese and white and Gogo Tomago is Japanese and what makes them look soooo different from each other? Hiro has wide eyes and Gogo Tomago has slanted ones. Like no really. THAT’S how they let you know he was also white. Because he has big eyes.

And the thing to top it all off is that the city is named San Fransokyo. San Fransokyo? Really? Like they really couldn’t just let Asian Americans be, you know, Asian and American. At the same time. Because apparently that doesn’t exist. They had to “other” the city in order to make sense of it all, and that’s some bullshit right there.

I understand if you’re Asian American, that this is in some ways something really big because it’s like blatant representation of us (and not super vague like with Russell in UP) but at the same time, it’s still pretty shitty. This is not to say absolutely don’t watch it, but take this movie more as a small stepping stone to more (and hopefully better) representation of us rather than a huge leap towards something greater.

-T

Asker Anonymous Asks:
But black pride isn't racist?
thisisnotjapan thisisnotjapan Said:

exposing-racists-deactivated201:

nah because we don’t have a history of chanting and promoting “black pride” while lynching your people

Asker Anonymous Asks:
also do you know of a blog where I can talk about the racist situations i have dealt with? i dont even need advice I just want a place where i can tell someone about whats happened cause im getting so fed up
thisisnotjapan thisisnotjapan Said:

thisiseverydayracism would probably be the blog to go to for that.

-T

Asker Anonymous Asks:
Hey T (about lack of black representation if) if thats the case why are most that are black or dark skinned characters in anime,games,even movies are grossely negatively stereotype man?Prime example, Naruto (which i will admit kudos to making dark skinned characters but still killer bee cmon),Capcom Street fighter notice how dark skinned individuals such as akuma,balrog,M Bison(who southeast Asian thailand) all whom are dark skinned are potray as evil beings,Like its how they protrayed them on?
thisisnotjapan thisisnotjapan Said:

Part 2 (Last ask) my main issue is when you have Avatar and Avatar Legend of korra that make Dark skinned representation made by “westerners” great but Japanese Entetntainment that protray Black or Dark skinned (I know you see it seriously when they do this) as negatively it tells you something wrong.Exscuse me for ranting but as a Black person even I admit the way you answer that ask about (Black representation in Japan) made me feel like there was some sort of Internalize Anti-Blackness in it!

I never said there was anything wrong with being upset and fed up by poor representation of Black people, I said there was something wrong with expecting/demanding for a representation of Black people in Japanese media where it’s not needed (again this statement does not include Black people who are Zainichi or mixed with Japanese).

Also dark-skinned does not necessarily equal Black so I’m not sure why you even brought that into the subject but I’m pretty sure dark skin has already been somewhat negatively portrayed by Japan among other countries before Black people even really came into the picture (as in before they were seriously introduced to Black people) so I understand if you find it offensive (because it is) but negative portrayals of dark-skinned people in other countries is not an automatic attack on Black people, although it can be.

Also please don’t give me this “Westerners are doing so much better at this than non-Westerners are” bullshit because I could find a million instances of Westerners being anti-Black as fuck and portraying darker-skinned people as the villains and putting negative stereotypes on them (funny how you mentioned Avatar since the shit ass movie they made of it made everyone lily white except Zuko himself).

But apparently you must know so much better than me from all those Japanese fighting games you play and anime you watch, right?

-T

Asker Anonymous Asks:
im half japanese and i live in canada and i don't know how to deal with my racist classmates. they only show interest in me when it's about anime or when im being targeted by gross guys with yellow fever. Im a pretty shy person but i\ll speak out against it but they shoot me down by saying how since im not full japanese my words have no meaning. I'm getting so sick and tired of this behaviour. it shouldn't matter if im only half japanese, what theyre saying is still hurtful and wrong, (1/2)
thisisnotjapan thisisnotjapan Said:

(2/2) and i don’t know how to approach the situation. what can I say to teach them that how they’re treating me is wrong and i don’t like it.

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I think the best thing to do at that point is to cut them out of your life as much as possible. If you keep trying to explain rationally why they shouldn’t be racist to you, you’ll only become more and more frustrated. After the first few times, you have to give up hope with them. It’s not your responsibility to fix them—don’t let anyone make you feel guilty for writing them off. You need to concentrate on yourself.

Cut them off. Ignore them. Call them racists. If they speak to you, flick them off. Do every rude thing you can imagine to make them stop talking to you. Depending on your school environment, they might get physically aggressive once you make yourself clear, so please keep that in mind and line up some allies as much as you can. But right now, they’re doing emotional damage to you, and it’s not going to get any better. 

If you’d like to anonymously tell us what region of Canada you live in, if you think that might help, then maybe other followers who’ve experienced the same problems can get in touch with you.

Asker Anonymous Asks:
How do you feel about non-Japanese teaching the Japanese language? I at first was one of those people who thought that native speakers of a language might be better off teaching their language (so long as they're qualified to teach), but you and other places bring up a lot of excellent points about that not always being the case (especially regarding English teaching abroad). I guess there's a different power structure involved the other way, but I was curious to know your thought on the matter.
thisisnotjapan thisisnotjapan Said:

There’s a question of knowledge and also a question of economic and political power, because language teaching is very much a global institution. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with non-Japanese teaching Japanese in principle, it’s just that in context, the way English language cultural imperialism has a whole economic juggernaut behind it, there’s no way any two given languages are on an equal footing. It’s really more about English than it is about Japanese.

I’ve actually taught a second language before, one that I wasn’t raised speaking, and people who aren’t native speakers often have more of an insight into the grammar and structure of the language, if they learned it formally. But they won’t have a good feel for idioms and their pronunciation will be different. It also depends on what teaching method is used and how well the teachers are trained in their teaching method.

There are also cases where Japanese is in a position of power over other languages (e.g. Uchinaaguchi) so none of this is absolute.

Asker Anonymous Asks:
my brother is learning japanese help! he took a history class as an elective then decided his required language credits should be japanese, i tried explaining to him that as a white person, learning another culture's language, especially cultures that have interacted with white people in the past is a form of cultural imperialism. he doesnt believe me, i already sent a letter to the head of the language dept. demanding students race be proven before taking spanish/chinese/japanese, what now??
thisisnotjapan thisisnotjapan Said:

To carry this terrible attempt at satire to its conclusion, you could stop using language altogether in protest! That would be awesome. Please do that. Or at least stop filling our inbox with TiA Redditor humor. They’re just going to get deleted anyway.

Only white people would do this 

Asker Anonymous Asks:
For self-declared "leftist anti-nationalists", y'all are pretty nationalist, aren't you? And I don't mean in a Japanese right-wing ultra-nationalist way which is anti-Chinese and anti-Korean, but in a far-left anti-West way which hates US foreign policy, "neo-liberalism" (i.e. mainstream politics in liberal market democracies), cultural interaction between the West and elsewhere etc.
thisisnotjapan thisisnotjapan Said:

I don’t know about all that my friend, by I do know that the US is a Neo-colonialist power with it’s entire system based on oppression since it started and I don’t support it, so there’s that.

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breenewsome:

Ferguson protesters show solidarity with Hong Kong protesters & students. The power of social media as a tool in 21st century social justice movements can NOT be overstated.

SOLIDARITY

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fascinasians:

Asians in the Ivory Tower: Dilemmas of Racial Inequality in American Higher Education - Robert T. Teranishi

Current Issues in Asian and Pacific American Eduction - Russell Endo, clara C. Park, and John Nobuya Tsuchida

Unraveling the “Model Minority” Stereotype: Listening to Asian American Youth - Stacey J. Lee

The Deathly Embrace: Orientalism and Asian American Identity - Sheng-Mei Ma

The Hyphenated American - John C. Papajohn

Model-Minority Imperialism - Victor Bascara

Chains of Babylon: The Rise of Asia America - Daryl J. Maeda

In Defense of Asian American Studies - Sucheng Chan

Playing the Race Card - George J. Sefa Dei, Leene Luke Karumanchery, and Nisha Karumanchery-Luik

Asian American Dreams - Helen Zia

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Why are you always angry?

I’ve been here for like literally a day and I already got asked why I’m always angry. It’s cuz I’m Black isn’t it?

-T