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Let’s go back a couple months to “cancel colbert”, the twitter trend. I just watching videos on youtube and this interview popped up and Suey Park is speaking with Huffington Post’s Josh Zepps with regards to this subject matter.

During one part of the interview;

Suey: I was gonna say I feel it’s incredibly patronizing for you to paint these questions this way, especially as a white man. I don’t expect you to be able to understand what People of Color are actually saying with regards to cancel colbert, he has a history *gets interrupted*

Zepps: Suey being a white man doesn’t prevent me from being able to think and doesn’t prevent me from having a reasonable perspective on things, I didn’t give up the right to have an intellectual conversation when I was born.

Suey: White men definitely feel like they’re entitled to talk over me, they definitely feel like they’re entitled to minimize my experiences, and they definitely feel like they are somehow exempt and so logical compared to women who are painted as emotional.

Zepps: No ones minimizing your experiences, no one’s minimizing your right to have an opinion, it’s just a stupid opinion. It’s a misunderstanding of what irony is *laughs*

Suey: You just called my opinion stupid, that’s incredibly unproductive. And I don’t think I’m going to enact the labor of having to explain to you why it’s incredibly offensive and patronizing.

Zepps: Explain.

Suey: I just told you I wouldn’t enact that labor.

Zepps: Ok, thanks for being with us Suey *cuts her off*

Zepps: Jason, what do you make of this?

Jason: I don’t know. I just was informed by the young woman that I don’t have the right or vocation to say anything on this matter, so I suppose I will decline.

Zepps: As a white man you aren’t allowed to have any beliefs.

I think this interview a great example of many white people do. Suey’s assessment was right on the money. They don’t understand what racism is and they don’t understand what it’s like to be a PoC and to have first hand experience with racism and they still think they can weigh in and have “legitimate opinion” when it’s in fact based on nothing. Why on earth should a PoC give you the time of day, if you don’t know what you’re talking about? The only claim that you have is that you’re white. That’s it.

Many conversations regarding racism get derailed by white people like this all the time, so I’m not surprised, she was a bit fed up, because like many PoC she’s more than likely had these conversations before and they turned out to be fruitless because so many white people treat racism as a game.

Then when Zepps asks hairy dude to weigh in, it’s obvious that he hasn’t been listening and then pretends to be the injured party. It’s so ridiculous. This happens so often we PoC try to facilitate conversations about race and it’s just draining.

This conversation goes much further than “cancel colbert” it speaks volumes to the perspective of a great portion of white people when it comes to racism. White people think that they’re the gatekeepers of something that doesn’t effect them so, if they aren’t able to understand it then everyone else is overacting. 

For white people reading this, this an example of why PoC don’t want to talk to you when you say “educate us” because you aren’t listening and it’s just a burden. We can’t force you to listen, we can only do so much.

Then I decided to look at a couple of sites that covered this interview and white people were calling Suey Park crazy, “chop suey” offensive demure Asian woman stereotypes and comments threatening to sexually assault her to put her in line. It’s gut wrenching.

This is the type of burden PoC have to deal with all the time.

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"In 2009, an exhaustive study published by sociologists at Princeton Uinversity found that when measured on an all-things-being-equal basis, Asian Americans were required to score at least 140 points higher than whites on standardized tests, in order to qualify for admission into top universities."
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#fuck that 
katara:

this is my favorite tweet of 2014

katara:

this is my favorite tweet of 2014

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pag-asaharibon:

2014 Oscars: Fil-Am Robert Lopez wins Best Original Song

He’s done it! Fil-Am Robert “Bobby” Lopez, along with his wife Kristen Anderson-Lopez, has won the Academy Awards for Best Original Song for “Let It Go,” from Disney’sFrozen.
"Happy Oscars to you, let’s do Frozen 2!” said the couple in their acceptance speech, where they also thanked the Frozen cast and crew, their parents, and their daughters.
“Thank you Academy and to our fellow nominees, you are all rockstars, literally,” the couple said.
This win is special for the married couple, especially as this marks his inclusion into the exclusive EGOT circle – a select group of people who have won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony.
Robert first won a Tony for Avenue Q in 2004 and The Book of Mormon in 2011, for which he also snagged a Grammy. He got two Daytime Emmy Awards for Wonder Pets in 2008 and 2010, and now he has his Oscar for Best Original Song.
Filipino pride
Lopez paid tribute to his ancestral homeland during a backstage press conference after the win.
"Filipino pride. I’m so excited. I’m just sending love to the Philippines," said Lopez.
"I know they’ve had a tough year and I just send out my feelings to them," he said, referring to the devastating Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) which battered the country last November, leaving thousands dead.
Lopez and his wife revealed they are planning a benefit concert for the Philippines on March 12 in New York.
Meanwhile, Anderson-Lopez presented her husband with a home-made necklace to commemorate his EGOT status.
"The girls and I made something for you, Bobby. Just in case this moment happened. We made it last week," she said, hanging it around his neck.
"It’s made of pasta."
Lopez meanwhile paid tribute to the input of his wife on his phenomenally successful career.
"(She) has been in the background of all of my work – for every single show that she’s not received credit for, she’s been whispering in my ear the whole time," he said.
"So, I’m glad that she is finally getting credit for being the amazing artist that I’ve always known that she is."
12th member of EGOT circle
Lopez is only the 12th person to join this group, and he is now the youngest at only 39 years old.
Previously, the youngest to join the circle was West Side Story actress Rita Moreno, who won an Emmy when she was 45.
Aside from Rita, other EGOT winners are: Audrey Hepburn, Helen Hayes, John Gielgud, Jonathan Tunick, Marvin Hamlisch, Mel Brooks, Mike Nichols, Richard Rodgers, Scott Rudin, and Whoopi Goldberg.
Taking into account honorary Oscars and other special awards, artists Barbra Streisand, Liza Minnelli, and James Earl Jones may also be considered to be part of the elite group.
Malacañang reacted to the win, congratulating Lopez.
"We are very, very happy that Robert John Lopez, a Fil-Am, won the Oscar award for Best (Original Song)… We certainly congratulate Mr. Robert John Lopez, and his wife, for their collaboration in coming up with the song ‘Let it Go,’" said Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda on Monday, March 3. – With reports from Agence France-Presse/Rappler.com


How did I not know this?

pag-asaharibon:

2014 Oscars: Fil-Am Robert Lopez wins Best Original Song

He’s done it! Fil-Am Robert “Bobby” Lopez, along with his wife Kristen Anderson-Lopez, has won the Academy Awards for Best Original Song for “Let It Go,” from Disney’sFrozen.

"Happy Oscars to you, let’s do Frozen 2!” said the couple in their acceptance speech, where they also thanked the Frozen cast and crew, their parents, and their daughters.

“Thank you Academy and to our fellow nominees, you are all rockstars, literally,” the couple said.

This win is special for the married couple, especially as this marks his inclusion into the exclusive EGOT circle – a select group of people who have won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony.

Robert first won a Tony for Avenue Q in 2004 and The Book of Mormon in 2011, for which he also snagged a Grammy. He got two Daytime Emmy Awards for Wonder Pets in 2008 and 2010, and now he has his Oscar for Best Original Song.

Filipino pride

Lopez paid tribute to his ancestral homeland during a backstage press conference after the win.

"Filipino pride. I’m so excited. I’m just sending love to the Philippines," said Lopez.

"I know they’ve had a tough year and I just send out my feelings to them," he said, referring to the devastating Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) which battered the country last November, leaving thousands dead.

Lopez and his wife revealed they are planning a benefit concert for the Philippines on March 12 in New York.

Meanwhile, Anderson-Lopez presented her husband with a home-made necklace to commemorate his EGOT status.

"The girls and I made something for you, Bobby. Just in case this moment happened. We made it last week," she said, hanging it around his neck.

"It’s made of pasta."

Lopez meanwhile paid tribute to the input of his wife on his phenomenally successful career.

"(She) has been in the background of all of my work – for every single show that she’s not received credit for, she’s been whispering in my ear the whole time," he said.

"So, I’m glad that she is finally getting credit for being the amazing artist that I’ve always known that she is."

12th member of EGOT circle

Lopez is only the 12th person to join this group, and he is now the youngest at only 39 years old.

Previously, the youngest to join the circle was West Side Story actress Rita Moreno, who won an Emmy when she was 45.

Aside from Rita, other EGOT winners are: Audrey Hepburn, Helen Hayes, John Gielgud, Jonathan Tunick, Marvin Hamlisch, Mel Brooks, Mike Nichols, Richard Rodgers, Scott Rudin, and Whoopi Goldberg.

Taking into account honorary Oscars and other special awards, artists Barbra Streisand, Liza Minnelli, and James Earl Jones may also be considered to be part of the elite group.

Malacañang reacted to the win, congratulating Lopez.

"We are very, very happy that Robert John Lopez, a Fil-Am, won the Oscar award for Best (Original Song)… We certainly congratulate Mr. Robert John Lopez, and his wife, for their collaboration in coming up with the song ‘Let it Go,’" said Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda on Monday, March 3. – With reports from Agence France-Presse/Rappler.com

How did I not know this?

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thisisnotpinoy:

On being FilAm and artists. Featuring Koi, Caroline Cabalding, Sister Babaganesh/Joel Tan, and Kristine Sanjon

Warning: Some appropriation of Hinduism.

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I'm Asian American and... FULL EPISODES AVAILABLE HERE! →

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#ref 
"One of the most durable paradoxes of white supremacy - the idea that those who are closest to an experience of oppression are its least credible witnesses."

Walter Johnson, Soul by soul: life inside the antebellum slave market
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This is the type of violence—from microaggressions to epistemic violence to emotional/physical violence to enslavement/genocide—that gets justified by asserting that the oppressor is “objective” and “logical” and thereby “credible.” As if there is objectivity in choosing to oppress. As if the emotions of entitlement, indifference, greed or hatred aren’t involved. 

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