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St. Louis, MO

I used to know a Phaorah :P

this was cute. i remember this.  (Oct 30, 2013 | post #72)

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Debunking Christianity

Yeah, it wasn't. But until the 19th century neither was Christianity.  (Jun 18, 2013 | post #739)

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Korean baseball player calls African-American pitcher 'to...

All very true, and very good. (Though I will profess ignorance of the back-drop of the LA Riots.)  (Jun 17, 2013 | post #253)

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Korean baseball player calls African-American pitcher 'to...

And this is where we disagree. If you are to use the LA Riots as your example-- you must also note that there isn't a single community outside of the black community within America whom looked upon the looting of Korean stores as justified. Even within the Black community, many Black power groups----such as the NOI whom stated indifference to the white victims in the riot, did not agree with the looting of the Korean stores and denounced it. Most groups, in fact, sympathized and related to the Koreans. Using this as your example, shows very much the opposite of this all-encompassing black opinion with the power to potentially silence anyone else. Black opinion/politics-- due to the history of this country-- may tend to carry much more heavy weight than Korean identity politics, but it does not engulf. The perceived power difference-- if that is what you mean-- is largely because of the specific histories of the people and places we are discussing here. If Japan was successful in their invasion of Korea, enslaved the Koreans, and a group of Russians emigrated there for commerce reasons-- the major political voice of the day would be by the majority (Japanese), followed (only on issues affecting Koreans) occasionally by the (now minority) Koreans, and even less occasionally the emigrated Russians. This doesn't mean that Korean cultural perspective would now "engulf" the Russians'.  (Jun 17, 2013 | post #252)

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Korean baseball player calls African-American pitcher 'to...

Yeah, we didn't have any Chinese reading in my school. We had "Where the Red Fern Grows", "Jubilee ", "Lord of the Flies", "Animal Farm", etc etc.. I went to a private Christian school.  (Jun 17, 2013 | post #246)

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Korean baseball player calls African-American pitcher 'to...

Well, 1KA detailed very well him learning having to read various black books and about Malcolm X. (Although as a very polarizing figure I doubt that he was really mandated required reading in school). Again-- I don't know about Koreans, in general. But the average Korean-American whom goes to the average highschool with your typical average demographics WILL be reading books that do touch upon black historical experience and maybe even black history itself. It is required readingWell, it's important to note that I made the intention of saying "Asian" throughout most of my posts, but as it applies to the poster I was replying to.. he was Korean, and thus Korean cultural perspective was what he mentioned and was chiefly concerned with. I'm not saying they are any more special than anyone elseNow this is EMPHATICALLY true, and cannot be overstated. Particularly that last line. Very true, and very sad. Africans and Africa truly have had it the worst of all. However, this points back to my initial post of saying how even though American curriculum does employ books such as "Uncle Tom's Cabin"-- such books do not really concern black cultural perspective (including Africa) in any poignant, modern way, and that this is to be expected in a country with a white majority. Very good.  (Jun 17, 2013 | post #245)

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Korean baseball player calls African-American pitcher 'to...

Yeah, this doesn't translate into why Asian-American perspective is ignored. This is a culturalist rant. Quite the number of racists in this thread, I seeI take it you have experience? And why should Asia be the exception in exhibiting the very three things the whole world still is afflicted by. Racism and Sexism in particular in places like America and... Austrailia. Ageism DOES tend to be higher in much more older cultures such as Africa and Asia, though.  (Jun 17, 2013 | post #244)

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Black Conservatives Speak out on Illegal Immigration

Beautiful...  (Jun 17, 2013 | post #521)

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Black Conservatives Speak out on Illegal Immigration

Abortion is a good thing ;)....  (Jun 17, 2013 | post #520)

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white men stealing our women!

Female chauvinism? This is foolishness PTBW and you know it. This is nothing more than a confused, anti-woman kneejerk to what should be defined as progress in the social world as we know it. Thanks for the link, though. I will have to view it later  (Jun 17, 2013 | post #168)

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Korean baseball player calls African-American pitcher 'to...

How could it be? Isn't it possible that both minority groups are underrepresented for in their cultural perspective concerning -- in my stated case-- highschool curriculum? I don't recall picking up a single book in highschool from an Asian-American perspective or any book of direct, relevance to a modern African-American one. Are you saying that agreeing that Asians are overlooked cannot coincide with a viewpoint that other minorities are overlooked also?  (Jun 17, 2013 | post #240)

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Korean baseball player calls African-American pitcher 'to...

Now, I think part of the problem when it comes to Asians, as opposed to AA's and Native Americans, is that since Asians are seen as having a legitimate homeland that they merely just immigrated from for economic reasons, many feel that since they know WHERE they come from there is no need to spend a great deal of time learning the culture and ways of people whom have a whole landmass built around just that and can just as easily go home to find out all about it. Whereas displaced groups here whose home is here, but can't really identify it as "home" thanks to the White Supremacist past and present. These latter being called "victim diasporas" because of the circumstances concerning them are often seen in a much more sympathetic light than trade or labor diasporas of such groups as the Chinese and/or the Japanese. Here's an interesting Google link briefly covering how these diasporan concepts tie over into Korean reality: http://books.googl e.com/books?id=3tw ZUkqE5NkC&pg=P A12&lpg=PA12 &dq=victim+dia spora+types+of+dia spora&source=b l&ots=5vb-OOzD Uf&sig=ULZD-t9 pcyZqJudOe45HR9ER7 ck&hl=en&s a=X&ei=lXS_UYP CHo_S9gTopoGQDw &ved=0CG8Q6AEw Bw#v=onepage&q =victim%20diaspora %20types%20of%20di aspora&f=false I don't have time to read it now, but I have it saved to my bookmarks.  (Jun 17, 2013 | post #237)

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Korean baseball player calls African-American pitcher 'to...

Yes. i did not see that. The one I replied to was the only one I read and saw. Of course, I don't agree with that post, but how does that make the post that I REPLIED TO wrong? Do Americans know about the uniquely Korean-American perspective? Do we even read about it? Can some of us even locate them on a map? AA's not having a culture is nothing I've ever stated that I agreed with  (Jun 17, 2013 | post #236)

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Korean baseball player calls African-American pitcher 'to...

Woah, 910disaster! Where did you come from? Anyways... I really-- true to form of what 1KA was saying-- don't know too much of anything about Koreans or Korean culture. Chinese, Japanese, and Filipinos I am much more familiar with-- so I can't really testify to the validity on anything. However.. the particular post that I replied to and agreed with of his concerning the invisibility of Asian cultural perspective in plces like my highschool IS true. But, then again, hispanic, native american, and many other people's perspectives are ignored. And the little bit of black perspective that IS shown in school is usually outdated and only peripheral concerning a black perspective-- such as "Uncle Tom's Cabin. But what can we really expect? We live in a nation of a white majority in which most of the school teachers, and students are white. I have also stated to 1KA that --even though the major point of his post I agreed with-- there are still certain things that are emphatically not true, so as black cultural perspective engulfing white ones. Even in Brazil-- which is dominated by an almost ever-pervasive african culture, this is not the case. That being said-- I think you are being a bit too emotional here, and you only end up feeding RIGHT into 1KA's point. "Slant-eyed troll"? Seriously? If 1KA were to ever use language the same to describe you or any other black person, most of us-- including myself-- would have never taken him seriously for his opinion. You indeed may end up besting 1KA in this discussion but racial slurs make you nothing more than a disservice to it. Save it for the multitude of Stormfront trolls we have here.  (Jun 17, 2013 | post #234)

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Racism and the American Right

Sorry, PTBW.. but your "intellect " indeed doesn't shine much at all, with or without you making it so. I remember you as a poster-- CLEARLY-- years ago  (Jun 17, 2013 | post #407)