Stuff I watch & read – ongoing

Notes around what I experience and what these things make me think of. Absolutely not reviews. Set out with the most recent first. JULY 2016 How To Win Against History Scorched Shangri-La. On the hottest day of the year so far. Interested in how many storylines is too much. Using multiplicity to make a point.... Continue Reading →

The Good Immigrant 

[Note: "East Asians" are the third largest "ethnic group" in the UK after firstly, "Asians" (in the UK, this word refers to those of Indian subcontinent descent), then Black. (If my choice of quotation marks seems inconsistent or puzzling to you, it's due to the inherent difficulty in grouping people.)]   In the book, "The Good... Continue Reading →

On Being Shaped by Racism

Whether I like it or not, I have been shaped by my encounters with racists. In this essay, I’m going to be writing down for the first time an account of some of my experiences with racism, of… Source: On Being Shaped by Racism

Gaulier & Bouffon, Etampes v.3

"The bouffon is he or she (sick, handicapped, mad, gay, a prostitute, a witch, etc) whom the "pure of heart" have shown the way to the ghettoes. The bouffon parodies those bastards who have always pointed out the way to the concentration camps, and who will always do so." "Naked Indians rushed out of the... Continue Reading →

Racist or no? Ali G at the Oscars

So I've been thinking about #OscarsSoWhite and the use of Asian kids as the butt of a bad racist joke that didn't work. I have also watched the Ali G footage a few times and I feel that the piece shows up foolish white and privileged folk who get non-white people's names wrong (referring to previous... Continue Reading →

Films on Board

Notes on some films watched on planes to and from LA, in LA, and post LA in the light of #OscarsSoWhite. I'm sure I watched more than this. I'll add to the list if they come back to me. Also, special mention of Shok, the Live Action Short, which was BY FAR, the best short film... Continue Reading →

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