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Chasing Bruce Lee

Keep fighting the good fight! Best of luck to everyone out there. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPhHbqCOV-c

Entitled “Chasing Bruce Lee”, inspired by the poem of the same name by Beau Sia 

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"You begin to liquidate a people by taking away its memory. You destroy its books, its culture, its history. And then others write other books for it, give another culture to it, invent another history for it. Then the people slowly begins to forget what it is and what it was. The world at large forgets it still faster."

— Milan Hübl, quoted in Milan Kundera’s The Book of Laughter and Forgetting, as translated by Aaron Asher (via miraging)

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wow. occupy wall street going all the way to lahore, pakistan.
fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

The launch of Occupy Lahore: Labor/student solidarity with Occupy Wall Street from Pakistan. 
 Photo by Umar Shahid

wow. occupy wall street going all the way to lahore, pakistan.

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

The launch of Occupy Lahore: Labor/student solidarity with Occupy Wall Street from Pakistan. 


 Photo by Umar Shahid

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mutinousmindstate:

Button created by Vipul Divecha around the actions for #OccupyWallSt circa 2011.

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mutinousmindstate:

Button created by Vipul Divecha around the actions for #OccupyWallSt circa 2011.

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fuckyeahapihistory:

Vincent Chin Protest
The murder of Vincent Chin and the subsequent sentence of his attackers (probation and a fine) brought Asian Americans together in protest and supported the growing realization that they could be a more effective political force if they worked together. (Courtesy of Helen Zia)

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fuckyeahapihistory:

Vincent Chin Protest

The murder of Vincent Chin and the subsequent sentence of his attackers (probation and a fine) brought Asian Americans together in protest and supported the growing realization that they could be a more effective political force if they worked together. (Courtesy of Helen Zia)

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"This is what I think about “Occupy (nice wording, by the way) Wall Street”: “The point to me is that we are including THEM. WE laid the ground work for this moment in time with our bodies, communities, love and strength. WE created the critical analysis for this moment, WE created the models of resistance and transformative change, WE have been organizing for the past 500 years, and WE have been the ones organizing especially hard in the post-911 world—THEY are joining the rest of us. THAT is the point to me—to make sure the question does not get rewritten to “where are all the people of color” when we all know the real question is “where have the white folks been?"

— Sasha Neha Ahuja and Sonia Guinansaca. (via queerdesi)

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Talk about the way racialization/racialized images change over time…but are always connected.
resexualize:

“The Yellow Terror in All his Glory”
It is images like this that demonized Chinese-American men and depicted them as unclean, uncouth, and inhuman.
This image is particularly interesting to me because of the helpless woman he’s skipping over. He’s out to get something that he apparently needs a gun, a mouth-knife, and bouquet of explosives for- but he certainly holds not sexual threat (or interest) towards the woman. The creating of a menacing asexual image of Asian men in America.

Talk about the way racialization/racialized images change over time…but are always connected.

resexualize:

“The Yellow Terror in All his Glory”

It is images like this that demonized Chinese-American men and depicted them as unclean, uncouth, and inhuman.

This image is particularly interesting to me because of the helpless woman he’s skipping over. He’s out to get something that he apparently needs a gun, a mouth-knife, and bouquet of explosives for- but he certainly holds not sexual threat (or interest) towards the woman. The creating of a menacing asexual image of Asian men in America.

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mutinousmindstate:


SLAAAP!! (Sexually Liberated Asian Artist Activist People!) was a queer Asian arts-activist collective, active from 1997-2001, who  produced activist print media projects with camp and humor to engage  issues of HIV/AIDS, sexuality, immigration and homophobia in the Asian  community. Initiated through APICHA (Asian and Pacific Islander  Coalition on HIV/AIDS), the collective collaborated with several  community-based organziations in its time, including the  Audre Lorde  Project, Gay Asian & Pacific Islander Men of New York, South Asian  Lesbian & Gay Association, and Kilawin Kolektibo and the Queens  Museum of Art.
Installation view and details of a collaborative project with SLAAAP!  (Sexually Liberated Asian Artist Activist People!). Recognize creates an  alternate family history and genealogy. We gathered images donated by  Queer-identified Asians of openly and ambiguously gay family members and  linked these to imagined stories. This project shares my interest in  mining untold histories, and engaging an audience with complex issues  such as sexual health and desire by a situating them in a cultural  context. [link]

This poster is titled “Recognize” and came out in 2001.

MutinousMindState is an amazing tumblr, collecting images of the South Asian diaspora in the U.S. This is one of my favorites, so powerful.

mutinousmindstate:

SLAAAP!! (Sexually Liberated Asian Artist Activist People!) was a queer Asian arts-activist collective, active from 1997-2001, who produced activist print media projects with camp and humor to engage issues of HIV/AIDS, sexuality, immigration and homophobia in the Asian community. Initiated through APICHA (Asian and Pacific Islander Coalition on HIV/AIDS), the collective collaborated with several community-based organziations in its time, including the Audre Lorde Project, Gay Asian & Pacific Islander Men of New York, South Asian Lesbian & Gay Association, and Kilawin Kolektibo and the Queens Museum of Art.

Installation view and details of a collaborative project with SLAAAP! (Sexually Liberated Asian Artist Activist People!). Recognize creates an alternate family history and genealogy. We gathered images donated by Queer-identified Asians of openly and ambiguously gay family members and linked these to imagined stories. This project shares my interest in mining untold histories, and engaging an audience with complex issues such as sexual health and desire by a situating them in a cultural context. [link]

This poster is titled “Recognize” and came out in 2001.

MutinousMindState is an amazing tumblr, collecting images of the South Asian diaspora in the U.S. This is one of my favorites, so powerful.

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Important history that so many of us don’t know: Punjabi and Punjabi-Mexican communities in the Imperial Valley in the early 1900s. Also check out Karen Leonard’s book Making Ethnic Choices: California’s Punjabi Mexican Americans.

downlo:

In California at the turn of the 20th century, a community grew in southern California with an interesting history: Punjabi-Mexican families of the Imperial Valley. This unique community stemmed from the effects of British colonialism, transnational labor immigration & American economic opportunity (and American anti-Asian discrimination laws). Many multi-generational families in the area today can trace their multicultural and multiethnic histories back over a hundred years, and refer to themselves as “Mexican Hindus”, “Hindu” or “East Indian” today.

Totally fascinating. I love learning about these obscure corners of American history.

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