Poem: Asians Are Not Exotic (the unpopular poem)

I couldn’t hide my eyes which made me Other Ghengis Khan Mongolian hordes attacking with long swords other. Mongolianism was the original term for Down’s Syndrome, a parent’s nightmare to see their child’s eyelids’ thick and covered open “short stature, flat face” those were the mentioned features “It’s” not like Us looks like Them slit…

Cultural Appropriation Part Two: Rachel Dolezal

Have you heard of Rachel Dolezal? I hadn’t until I watched a documentary about her life called, “The Rachel Divide”. She has changed her name, but for clarity in this article, I’ll refer to her as Rachel Dolezal. She is infamous in the United States for representing herself as a black woman even though she…

Cultural Appropriation, Part One: Star Wars

The original “Star Wars” had instant cinematic appeal with fantastical creatures, space battles, charismatic characters and the grandeur of John Williams’ operatic score but in retrospective viewing, it’s full of cultural appropriation and subtle racism. I’ll admit, I too enjoyed the volley of romantic bickering between Han and Leia, the humor of R2D2 the sassy,…