Maybe not racism, but they definitely don't think twice to what they're saying..
Japanese: "Oh.. black face!"
I would say this sign is a pretty good example of that. Not sure if you find the term "Black Music" offensive or not, but I try to compare most of what I see to the states. I don't think you would find a cafe in the states with a sign of a black man singing "Black Music."
I've had many people mock the way I talk and laugh. It's a little annoying. I know I've mentioned this before but could you imagine turning to an Asian in America and mocking, "Ching chong gong gong piiiiiiiiiiiiiiing bong gong"?
Leg Update: Couldn't fucking sleep at all last night. The floor is fucking cold and my leg was throbbing. Totally didn't go to work today. Ha!
- Thanks to everyone that voted. That coca-cola is as good as mine! Plus who's gana take it from a cripple?..
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I know EXACTLY what you mean about the piss taking. I have it all the time, even from kids I thought behaved with a bit of respect and decorum. Honestly, if I could speak Japanese, I'd pin them to the ground and tell them that if they ever went to an English cafe and if they could have a "cooora, fish-u an-do chips-u" they'd likely get seven shades of shit kicked out of them. It is one of the few things that the kids do that I find deeply offensive and utterly disrespectful.ReplyDelete
*ends rant, takes deep breath*
Re: "black music"... I would say that term is ok, but only cuz I use it myself! Someone asked me the other day what kind of music I liked, and I replied "music made by black people". I think the problem here is the utter ignorance of their (sometimes backwards) views of other cultures. There was an incident during the World Cup last year (or whenever it was - don't care about football) when a bunch of Japanese blacked out their faces to pretend to be one of the African teams. They don't think there's anything wrong with that kind of behaviour. It's not that I think they mean ill, just that they are completely clueless about how to behave towards foreigners.
BTW - voted in your new poll. You should definitely go - it shows respect to your Sensei and everyone else in the dojo who has worked hard for the grading.
PS - Dude, your blog is PINK?!!ReplyDelete
ya the blog is pink... i'm trying to switch things up... i'm never satisfied.ReplyDelete
Why is the black dudes mic so small?ReplyDelete