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Archive for March 24th, 2007

One Young Man’s Atrocities

Posted by ritualground on March 24, 2007

In the wake of Japan’s official denial of its World War II atrocities against “comfort women,” the folks over at The Fighting 44s post the story of Yasuji Kaneko, a veteran of the Imperial Army who tells readers about his own rapes of Chinese and Korean women forced into sexual slavery:

“They cried out, but it didn’t matter to us whether the women lived or died,” Kaneko said in an interview at his Tokyo home. “We were the Emperor’s soldiers. Whether in military brothels or in the villages, we raped without reluctance.”

Japan’s forced prostitution of some 200,000 women in military brothels in the 1930s and ’40s has long constituted one of the most horrifying chapters of its wartime rampage across Asia. The top government spokesman was finally forced to acknowledge wrongdoing in 1993.

Now the government is questioning whether the apology was needed.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday publicly denied women were forced into the military brothels in conquered lands, boosting renewed efforts by rightwing politicians who claim the women involved were professional prostitutes rather than victims of abuse.

Posted in Asian Issues, Imperialism, Male Supremacy, Men of Color, War | Leave a Comment »

One Young Man’s Atrocities

Posted by ritualground on March 24, 2007

In the wake of Japan’s official denial of its World War II atrocities against “comfort women,” the folks over at The Fighting 44s post the story of Yasuji Kaneko, a veteran of the Imperial Army who tells readers about his own rapes of Chinese and Korean women forced into sexual slavery:

“They cried out, but it didn’t matter to us whether the women lived or died,” Kaneko said in an interview at his Tokyo home. “We were the Emperor’s soldiers. Whether in military brothels or in the villages, we raped without reluctance.”

Japan’s forced prostitution of some 200,000 women in military brothels in the 1930s and ’40s has long constituted one of the most horrifying chapters of its wartime rampage across Asia. The top government spokesman was finally forced to acknowledge wrongdoing in 1993.

Now the government is questioning whether the apology was needed.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday publicly denied women were forced into the military brothels in conquered lands, boosting renewed efforts by rightwing politicians who claim the women involved were professional prostitutes rather than victims of abuse.

Posted in Asian Issues, Imperialism, Male Supremacy, Men of Color, War | Leave a Comment »

Racist Freestyle Yellowface

Posted by ritualground on March 24, 2007

The moderators over at the blog CKY=KKK Against the Chinese Freestyle Rap alert readers about a disturbing trend among fans of the CKY (Camp Kill Yourself) rock band, the “Chinese Freestyle Rap”:

We’ve already seen on this blog that the Brandon Dicamillo Chinese Freestyle Rap is incredibly popular. People love this stuff. IT’S SO FUNNY. It’s not just one video. There could be hundreds of slightly different versions. It’s spread to Sweden. Little kids who look like they’re 9 years old are uploading videos of themselves singing it. They build a whole sick community where racism is normalized.

Posted in Anti-Feminism, Asian Issues, Capitalism, Contemporary Racism, Male Supremacy, White Privilege, White Supremacy, Whiteness | Leave a Comment »

The Black Baby “Mistake”

Posted by ritualground on March 24, 2007

Over at Racialicious, Carmen discusses a lawsuit resulting from an error at a fertility clinic. From the New York Post excerpt:

A Park Avenue fertility clinic’s blunder has left a family devastated – after a black baby was born to a Hispanic woman and her white husband, the couple charges in a lawsuit. The mistake, made during in-vitro conception, wasn’t discovered until Jessica Andrews was born – and it became clear she didn’t look anything like her mom, Nancy, or dad, Thomas, the suit says.

As Carmen points out, one can only guess what future effect this legal action will have on the child:

Wonder how Jessica is going to feel when she grows up knowing that her darker skin caused such panic for her parents, and landed her family on front-page news.

Posted in Contemporary Racism, Mixed Race Issues, Stereotypes, White Privilege | Leave a Comment »

The Black Baby “Mistake”

Posted by ritualground on March 24, 2007

Over at Racialicious, Carmen discusses a lawsuit resulting from an error at a fertility clinic. From the New York Post excerpt:

A Park Avenue fertility clinic’s blunder has left a family devastated – after a black baby was born to a Hispanic woman and her white husband, the couple charges in a lawsuit. The mistake, made during in-vitro conception, wasn’t discovered until Jessica Andrews was born – and it became clear she didn’t look anything like her mom, Nancy, or dad, Thomas, the suit says.

As Carmen points out, one can only guess what future effect this legal action will have on the child:

Wonder how Jessica is going to feel when she grows up knowing that her darker skin caused such panic for her parents, and landed her family on front-page news.

Posted in Contemporary Racism, Mixed Race Issues, Stereotypes, White Privilege | Leave a Comment »

A National Museum

Posted by ritualground on March 24, 2007

At The Unapologetic Mexican, Nezua blogs about the debate surrounding the proposal for a National Museum dedicated to Latino history and culture:

Should there be a National Museum of the American Latino Community? At first, it seems very exciting, because as Roger Hernandez puts it in Showcase Latinos in Smithsonian, there is so much about the history of Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, and Cubans integral to America’s history that is unknown to the mainstream and not included in our body of common knowledge.

Posted in Economics, Government, History, Latina/o Issues, Resources | Leave a Comment »