I don’t blog so much anymore, but I was cleaning some pictures off my phone tonight. So that’s why I got three new blog posts in one day, plus a fabulous new header that shows me just going for my inner angry ajumma. I am blossoming into all that I can beeee!!!!!
Anyway, I sometimes get the sinking feeling that a lot of Koreans don’t really get the minority consciousness thing. I wonder why that is?
Here’s a closeup of the “Black boy” mascot on this Lotte ice cream …
that says “Black Crunch” in English and “Black Coon” in Korean. Black. Coon.
Found on the street in Hongdae in an open air street market. I was only interested enough to take a picture because it was in Hongdae. I’m used to seeing blackface figurines in bars where the theme is “jazz.”
Oh hey! This one finally made it online just so you can see how stupid it is:
Now, here’s a good one. People descended from Mongolians needed to use an “Indian” motif so they could sing about an arrow.
Now, which adoptee wants to explain to Koreans about the racial discrimination and stereotypes in Western countries? Do you really think that Korean culture is all steeped in ancient Confucianism blah blah blah, and that they really know what they’re doing when they send us to foreign countries? So many time I’ve listened to Koreans talk about what they think is America and I’m just thinking, “You must be kidding me. It is taking all my physical energy just to hold my puke in.”
Now go cleanse your ears with some Public Enemy!!