She is a 27-year-old pharmacist who was out drinking with some friends. The police picked her up for public intoxication. Somehow she ended up lying in the street with a shattered jaw and torn clothing. She was in a medically-induced coma because of bleeding to her brain.
Kim Nguyen is suing the LAPD. She states she was being sexually abused by the police. Video footage directly contradicts the officers’ version of the incident. They claimed she accidentally fell from the car. Story here. More here.
Oh, and for an additional dose of WTF-ery, both officers have been identified as 1.5ers from Korea.
Feb. 1, 1960: Franklin McCain, along with three other students, went to the Woolworth’s and sat at the lunch counter. They were refused service. Each day they returned with more people. Across the nation, others staged sit-ins as well.
In February of last year, Joe Rickey Hundley was seated next to a young mother travelling with a lap baby. The baby cried, as babies will. Joe Rickey Hundley told the mother to “shut that n*gger baby up” and gave the 19-month-old boy a slap for good measure.
But he’s not a racist. Of course not. Also, he was having a bad day.
Search terms leading to this blog suddenly included phrases like “Amy Chua is an idiot” and “Amy Chua sucks,” so I knew something was up. Apparently Chua is furthering her career as a professional troll.
In 140 characters or less, #blackpoweryellowperil cannot be a coalition if Asian Americans see ourselves as allies.
#blackpoweryellowperil became a trending hashtag over the holidays on twitter. It sounded like a call for unity. It sounded like new-found recognition of power. It sounded like an acknowledgement of a shared history. Continue reading →
In which resistance perseverates about internalized crap.
I am still angry with Questlove’s casual racism. And I am upset by the reactions and non-reactions of others, which serves to inform about the state of post-racial America.
Because in post-racial America, we are still talking about how Asians are being offended rather than how white supremacy is being supported. The former puts the blame on those pesky Asians. So thin-skinned. No sense of humor. Chip on the shoulder.