For example, If you are a vegan health food fanatic and you invite me over for an especially cooked for me dinner and proudly present me with a plate of fried chicken, hog maws, chittlins, greens, and candied yams, you cannot cry foul when I jump up from the table and shout, “Listen here white devil. You are a racist piece of shit. Now, Get your ass up and go get me some fucking Tupperware so I can wrap this delicious shit up and get the fuck away from your racist ass.
From Jorgas Rivas at Colorlines 10/31/12:
San Francisco Giants’ Sergio Romo, who threw the series-winning last strike out in the 2012 World Series against the Detroit Tigers, strode through the city during the team’s celebratory victory parade today wearing a t-shirt with the words: “I just look illegal.”
Romo comes from Brawley, Calif. a small, remote farming town about 20 miles north of the Mexican border. Romo was raised in a baseball-loving family, and is the grandson of migrant workers.
“Romo used his platform to show how ridiculous the notion is for anyone to be considered ‘illegal,’ said Monica Novoa, who leads the Drop the I-Word campaign. “He also is pointing to how this dehumanizing, inaccurate language goes hand in hand with racial profiling.”
And check out the Storified reactions to Romo’s t-shirt here!
Befriend a quirky brunette who happens to be caught in a melodramatic love triangle with two hot guys and only speaks in one-liner witticisms.
Play a musical instrument and practice 24/7: piano, violin, drums (if you play drums, you better keep it a secret from everyone other than said brunette friend; that, or bring shame to your family).
In the rare instance where you don’t play any instruments, be OBSESSED with indie bands nobody’s ever heard of. I’m talking stalker, fan girl obsessed.
In fact, just be obsessed. With everything. Like Hello Kitty. Or hats with ears.
Play a high school teenager when you’re actually 27 in real life.
Wear nonsensical combinations of clothing to show how non-conforming and creative you are.
Always sport HUGE nerd glasses. The bigger and horn-rimmy-er the better.
Be super valedictorian smart and have super strict parents. Obviously.
Wonder why all the “good” female roles are taken, or located in Canada, and just settle for perpetuating the Hollywood archetype.
I asked Jeremy whether it felt like a burden to carry the hopes and expectations of so many Asian-American men upon his shoulders, and he answered that he couldn’t play for other people. ‘I can’t even play for myself. The right way to play is not for others and not for myself, but for God. I still don’t fully understand what that means. I’m still learning to be selfless and submit myself to God and give the game up to Him. My audience is God.’ He does, however, have a responsibility to be a ‘godly role model,’ and when I asked whether it would please him if his success shattered negative stereotypes of Asian males, he broke into a big smile. ‘I would be pleased,’ he said. ‘Absolutely, I would be pleased.’