We cannot guard our language to the point that we imagine what is nonexistent, ban leaders who should be celebrated, and delegitimize ourselves through the intentional misrepresentation of valid ideas.
Technology is a tool, not a doctrine. Thus the conversation should surround the tool’s use, not how we respond to its shadow.
My issue with The New York Times’s “Modern Love” segment is that too many stories either don’t qualify as modern or don’t qualify as love.
The rise of identity politics is a logical conclusion to a process of information generation that also seeks to generalize, reduce, and conclude.
If our primary goal is inclusion and equality of opportunity, the solution to this paradox is to be less reactionary as a society and to provide support for those most vulnerable.
The connection between China and the American right has never been more public. China grows as the United States halts, representing both threat and opportunity for escapism.
Perhaps the best conclusion I can give from these nostalgic parables of local governance is that symbolic gestures are meaningless.
The insertion of perceived “white discrimination” into Asian American perspectives on college admissions by people who are not Asian American is an attempt to use our struggles against racist national contexts to promote the very structures that have disempowered us.
It kept depicting our community as fearful, as broken, as unsympathetic, when it couldn’t have been that simple, because some of the guys circling the roof were, like me, American-born teenagers, and therefore, more fluent in the country’s racial politic.
Our eyes were shaped by our color, which had to be explained in detached, difficult dialogue.
The primary instinct of those with more money than they know what to do with is to give it to someone else.
Most yellow women in today’s media, regardless of their youth, are marketed as a hipster’s favorite accessory.
Negativity is a powerful way to organize society and has much usefulness in understanding ourselves, validating our own feelings, finding our voices.
I came to feminism after coming to terms with the illogical defenses of my own psyche, the ways I tolerated when I should not have, the moments when I was active in the oppression of my own gender because I believed I was harder, more equipped.
In a freestyle on his seventeenth birthday he raps, “Tell your mommy and your daddy that you’re losing to a winner,” which hits close to home. Then, in an interview with Pigeons and Planes, he says, “I avoid talking about my race at all times because I think that’s corny,” which hits even closer.
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