Monday, January 17, 2011

Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The Korean would particularly like remind Asian American readers: please take a moment today to think about the Civil Rights Movement, and think about the debt that we all owe to Dr. King. It is thanks to his courage that we all live in current day America, the least racist country in the world.

5 comments:

  1. Very True! All minorities and immigrants should be grateful for MLK for make this society more tolerable:)

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  2. "It is thanks to his courage that we all live in current day America, the least racist country in the world. "

    [citation needed]

    Frankly I'd give that prize to Canada or some random island in Oceania.

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  3. You obviously did not read the citation provided then, cornflakes.

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  4. You write pretty words and all, but the fact is, Canada pursues a deliberately multicultural policy, opposed to US's assimilationism. Each has its faults, sure, but Canadian multiculturalism gives more leeway for ethnic newcomers (or long time second-gen'ers) to celebrate their "native" ethnicity. I mean, FFS, Quebec is allowed to mandate French-only language for its businesses, a very "affirmative action" kinda thing, but on a freakin' national level. How's that for "least racist"? (yes, I know Quebequense is not a race, but seeing as you mentioned Belgium in your link, I think its applicable).

    Or another example: Brazil. In some ways, it is more racist: there has been no MLK Jr-type huge racial movement. On the other, Brazilians are far less hard-headed about blackness, and their miscenegation (mixed blood marriage) has flaws and myths, but still it throws a huge contrast to the "keep off my white women, negroes!" racism-sexism of America...a fear of mixed blood that continues to the present day. And although there was no MLK Jr in Brazil, there also was no slavery vs. abolition Civil War.

    So really, your familiarity with US and Korea is not itself bad, but you are making wide-ass generalizations that just calls out for an equally blatant


    [citation needed]

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  5. and really, many people like myself are kinda tired of ego-inflated Americans pimping and exaggerating certain "American values" or qualities they assume their country holds to as a rule, while they remain ignorant of and preaching to the rest of the world.

    ...oh hey, how's that for generalization!

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