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This curated blog scoops topics that address and identifies Black-Asian paradigms in literature, film, theater, and popular culture.  
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Afro-Asian History: Black Orientalism

Afro-Asian History: Black Orientalism | AfroAsian to Blasian: The Discourse | Scoop.it

"Afro-Asian History: Black Orientalism":  A previous post on Afro-Asian alliances earlier today dealt more with the way in which black activists coded Asians as black due to the historical negrification [...] This post is different.

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The investigation of modern AfroAsian history has to start somewhere and this Tumblr article is a good read.  

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Are Hapa White Asian Americans? by Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu

Are Hapa White Asian Americans? by Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu | AfroAsian to Blasian: The Discourse | Scoop.it

Is there a black-white issue with Hapa identity?

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Blasian Narratives Trailer | Official Canon

Blasian Narratives Trailer | Official Canon | AfroAsian to Blasian: The Discourse | Scoop.it
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Yes, I would love to see the completed production of this interesting, and very needed, documentary.  

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This Mocha-Caramel-Honey Post-Racial Fantasy Is Making Me Sick

This Mocha-Caramel-Honey Post-Racial Fantasy Is Making Me Sick | AfroAsian to Blasian: The Discourse | Scoop.it

By Sharon Chang

 

"Are we bingeing on mixed-race beauty to feel better about racism?"

 


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Community Village Sites's curator insight, May 21, 2015 3:48 PM

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This article says so many things I have been thinking.


There is also a thing called beauty privilege, that I do not hear others talking about in that way.


The article is excellent and detailed overall.

The one bit I would say differently is where Sharon says:
"We know race is not biological...".


Race is exactly biological. The fact that race is about biology does not need to reinforce racism however. “The Nature of Race”, by Ann Morning goes into this and how different scientists view race differently. The big opposing views are between anthropologists and medical scientists.


@getgln

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The Illusion of Afro-Asian Solidarity?: Situating the 1955 Bandung Conference

The Illusion of Afro-Asian Solidarity?: Situating the 1955 Bandung Conference | AfroAsian to Blasian: The Discourse | Scoop.it
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Multiracial Asian Families: Reflections on the 2014 Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference

Multiracial Asian Families: Reflections on the 2014 Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference | AfroAsian to Blasian: The Discourse | Scoop.it
As African American historian/author/dept chair Arwin D. Smallwood adeptly pointed out to me in conversation, there is a difference between what he calls "old mixing" and "new mixing." Mixing is not new. It has been around as long as people have been around. The "critical" part of Critical Mixed Studies means treading carefully, thoughtfully and respectfully. It means not operating ahistorically
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Another Online Dating Success! Yes; They Met on AfroRomance. - Beyond Black & White

Another Online Dating Success! Yes; They Met on AfroRomance. - Beyond Black & White | AfroAsian to Blasian: The Discourse | Scoop.it
I’ve been telling you guys about my friend, Silue, a first generation Chinese American man who has a preference for black women. He’s had mixed success–one tragic relationship resulted in his mother not wanting any part of it. And then there’s even more extreme cases I’ve heard of like one mom threatening to commit suicide if …
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Community Village Sites's curator insight, July 24, 2015 3:59 PM

I always wonder about these very specific datting sites. I co-worker is trying them and finding there is a community who use these sites.

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From Harlem to Shenzhen: One Jamaican-Chinese Woman’s Quest to Find Her Family

From Harlem to Shenzhen: One Jamaican-Chinese Woman’s Quest to Find Her Family | AfroAsian to Blasian: The Discourse | Scoop.it
Growing up in New York’s Harlem, Paula Williams Madison knew she had a Chinese grandfather, even though she had never met him. She always intended to track down her mother’s father and learn the full story of her multi-ethnic Jamaican-Chinese family.
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Chinese Americans in Mississippi under Jim Crow

Chinese Americans in Mississippi under Jim Crow | AfroAsian to Blasian: The Discourse | Scoop.it
A guest post by commenter Jefe: Chinese Americans in Mississippi under Jim Crow (1877-1967) were classified as "colored". In the 1920s, when it started to affect the education of their children, th...
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This is the focus of my attention and research: "...the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 made it nearly impossible to bring over wives or brides from China. Most Chinese men remained bachelors, though some married black."  I need to find a solid source for this information regarding Asian men marrying Black women during the late 1800s to early 1900s.  I'm on the "hunt" for this information.  Any leads?

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Chinese Workers in Africa Who Marry Locals Face Puzzled Reception at Home

Chinese Workers in Africa Who Marry Locals Face Puzzled Reception at Home | AfroAsian to Blasian: The Discourse | Scoop.it
In response to a growing gender imbalance in their home country, Chinese men look elsewhere to find partners
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The powers that be did not configure what will happen after implementing laws that lessen the presence of women in their society.  Chinese men seek partners outside of their race and ethnicity.

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Tonya Braddox, PhD's curator insight, July 31, 2014 6:23 PM

The powers that be did not configure what will happen after implementing laws that lessen the presence of women in their society.  Chinese men seek partners outside of their ethnicity.

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Why I, An Asian Man, Fight Anti-Black Racism

Why I, An Asian Man, Fight Anti-Black Racism | AfroAsian to Blasian: The Discourse | Scoop.it
by Scot Nakagawa I ’m often asked why I’ve focused so much more on anti-black racism than on Asians over the years. Some suggest I suffer from internalized racism. That might well be true, since wh...
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5 Things You Need to Know about Colorism: A Problem Not Limited to African American Communities

5 Things You Need to Know about Colorism: A Problem Not Limited to African American Communities | AfroAsian to Blasian: The Discourse | Scoop.it
As a dark brown woman, I never publicly engage in conversations about complexion and colorism (discrimination based on skin color) because they frustrate me so much. Yet I am often asked random questions…
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Fred Ho, Composer and Musician in ‘Popular Avant-Gard,’ Dies at 56

Fred Ho, Composer and Musician in ‘Popular Avant-Gard,’ Dies at 56 | AfroAsian to Blasian: The Discourse | Scoop.it
Mr. Ho, who considered himself a “popular avant-gardist,” mixed jazz with popular and traditional elements of what he called Afro-Asian culture.
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Is Blasian Dating an Answer for Single Black Women? #BlasianLove

Is Blasian Dating an Answer for Single Black Women? #BlasianLove | AfroAsian to Blasian: The Discourse | Scoop.it
Interracial dating and marriage are more popular today than they have ever been.  According to various studies, millennials certainly see race much differently than every previous generation in…
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Interesting article that presents the question, but the question is not necessarily the best way to engage in a discussion about the attraction that exists between Black women and Asian men.  After spending some time with this topic for my research and writing, I conclude that this conversation should be ongoing and encouraging.  Let's not ignore the external factors that feed into why these two marginalized groups are not considered in discussions of dating, marriage, and family.

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Tonya Braddox, PhD's curator insight, November 14, 2015 12:47 PM

This article suggests that it is more than question of whether Single Black women should date Asian.  The article opens up the discourse to address the factors that contribute to why these two marginalized groups are not considered in conversations about love, marriage, and family.  Let's discuss...

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Black and Yellow: Blasian Narratives

Black and Yellow: Blasian Narratives | AfroAsian to Blasian: The Discourse | Scoop.it
Crossing racial borders through storytelling
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More on "Black and Yellow: Blasian Narratives" documentary.  Don't sleep on it!

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Dr. Yaba Blay, author of (1)ne Drop, on Totally Biased

Dr. Yaba Blay, author of (1)ne Drop, on Totally Biased | AfroAsian to Blasian: The Discourse | Scoop.it

 

Dr. Yaba Blay is the author of 1ne Drop - Shifting the Lens on Race In this interview she explains why she prefers the term Black over African-American.

 


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Amen! (You will have to watch the video to find out why I used this expression.)

 

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The Blasian Narrative: Blasian Lit Thread #14

The Blasian Narrative: Blasian Lit Thread #14 | AfroAsian to Blasian: The Discourse | Scoop.it
The Blasian Narrative. Class is now in session ... So, a few people have asked how I find these Blasian books, well recently I've subscribed to a few websites that list books with interracial themes. What I do is go through these ...

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Watch now: Fred Ho Discusses Black Vanguard Music on KLRU

Watch now: Fred Ho Discusses Black Vanguard Music on KLRU | AfroAsian to Blasian: The Discourse | Scoop.it

In the second half of the video, Fred Ho, musician and activist, defines and educates college students on Black vanguard music and  the historical usage of the word "jazz."  This is a must-see video!

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10 Things Multiracial Americans Are Tired of Hearing

10 Things Multiracial Americans Are Tired of Hearing | AfroAsian to Blasian: The Discourse | Scoop.it

"Are you sure that's what you are?"

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Tonya Braddox, PhD's curator insight, November 6, 2014 5:06 PM

I agree with the author of this article: "...it's time to let multiracial people steer the conversation, instead of constantly having other[s] who lack their lived experience define what they are, what they're not and what they can be."

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At the Bar: At the Bar with Sam Cacas

At the Bar: At the Bar with Sam Cacas | AfroAsian to Blasian: The Discourse | Scoop.it

Sam Cacas views on the Blasian movement and its increased interest.

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This is a must-read for all who are interested in reading something on Black-Asian relationships and the Blasian movement that is on the rise.  Sam Cacas' BlAsian Exchanges is the muse for my dissertation project and I am enjoying the research and writing on this topic.

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Afro-Chinese marriages boom in Guangzhou: but will it be 'til death do us part'?

Afro-Chinese marriages boom in Guangzhou: but will it be 'til death do us part'? | AfroAsian to Blasian: The Discourse | Scoop.it
Guangzhou is witnessing many Afro-Chinese marriages, but the mainland's lack of citizenship rights for husbands and a crackdown on foreign visas means families live in fear of being torn apart, writes Jenni Marsh
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On Yellow Face, Racial Parody, and White Denial

On Yellow Face, Racial Parody, and White Denial | AfroAsian to Blasian: The Discourse | Scoop.it
The fight over the Seattle Gilbert and Sullivan Society production of The Mikado, that just closed it's summer run, has been noisy and contentious. So noisy and contentious that it earned a special...
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Not quite a Black-Asian paradigm in discussion, but I felt a strong need to publish it here for my followers.  I love the argument that before we get our feathers in a ruffle, we need to consider all things, especially the historical context of why something is questionable and potentially offensive to some folks.

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Yuri Kochiyama, Japanese American human rights activist and close Malcolm X ally, dies aged 93

Yuri Kochiyama, Japanese American human rights activist and close Malcolm X ally, dies aged 93 | AfroAsian to Blasian: The Discourse | Scoop.it
Yuri Kochiyama, a lifelong champion of civil rights causes in the United States, has died.
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Why We Should Fight Hard to Uphold Affirmative Action

Why We Should Fight Hard to Uphold Affirmative Action | AfroAsian to Blasian: The Discourse | Scoop.it
The Supreme Court of the U.S. delivered a temporary death knell to racial equality in the state of Michigan today by upholding Michigan's ban on affirmative action policies. In doing so, the Court ...
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The 8 points discussed in this article are solid reasons for why Affirmative Action still matters in 2014.

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Mixed Race Studies: Covering Multiracial America Requires Historical Perspective

Mixed Race Studies: Covering Multiracial America Requires Historical Perspective | AfroAsian to Blasian: The Discourse | Scoop.it

Old news worth reposting.  The debates continues...

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