Saturday, June 13, 2015

Against racial stereotypes--

Highly recommended--what does a Native American look like?

against racial stereotypes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sfViklG3zQ

I heard/read one or 2 comments--on FB--when the Rohingya were being washed out to sea--

"How can they be Burmese, they don't look like us?"

And what do you look like?

Like Bright Sun, like M. Gold, like his Paoh wife?

Pl share this widely.

I am so tired of bigoted people.

Towards the end of this video the commentator said,

"But we all looked different then (before colonization) also."

Think about it.

Share this video.

In 2003, in supposedly liberal Boulder, CO, a supposed Burmese democracy dissident, a very ugly man, greeted me in the morning by holding up his hand and saying, "How?"

I was so angry I have struck this piss pot from my rolls forever.

This was such a portentous couple, the woman carried around her photo taken with Daw Suu in her purse and enlarged in color, and pulled it out to show people ten times a day.

She then admitted she was frightened while in Burma (she is not Burmese) and asked a Persian-Burmese to accompany her next time.

This 2nd person has had a bad refugee experience--first to Tehran, then along comes Khomeini, so they have to leave again for the USA.  (Rather like the Nabokovs' journey from Russia in 1917.)  I told this person, whose ancestor had worked as a maid of honor in the Mandalay Palace, not to go.

kmk
6-13-2015

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