Posts tagged “America”

By far one of the best things I’ve read in the past week. Jay Caspian Kang had a bit of a different childhood than what I experienced but an outstanding essay about the state of the current issues facing Asian Americans. It’s a good place and a weird place. 

Tags: America
Feb 28 2012

An Awe-Inspiring Chapter of America’s History | The White House
This is the fucking America I’m proud of. 

An Awe-Inspiring Chapter of America’s History | The White House

This is the fucking America I’m proud of. 

Tags: America
Oct 5 2010

What did I think about the decision to construct a “mosque” this close to ground zero? I thought it was a no-brainer. Of course it should be built there. I sometimes wonder if those people fighting so passionately against Park51 can fathom the diversity of those who died at ground zero. Do we think no Muslims died in the towers? My husband, Eddie Torres, killed on his second day of work at Cantor Fitzgerald while I was pregnant with our first child, was a dark-skinned Latino, often mistaken for Pakistani, who came here illegally from Colombia. How did “9/11 victim” become sloppy shorthand for “white Christian”?

Tags: America
Sep 15 2010

In South Korea, it’s considered taboo to criticize the chaebols, they hold very close to absolute power.

— Kim Ky-won, professor of economics at Korea National Open University.

South Korea: Samsung doesn’t find satirical spoof amusing - latimes.com

"America is a free speech society, whereas Korea is not."

—Brendon Carr

Tags: Korea America Free Speech
May 18 2010