On diversity and tribalism in America
nailed it, Antonio! this article brought back so many memories, A a Cuban (marielito) growing up in Miami in the 80's my experience was very similar. Haven't heard anyone use the word 'bayu' in a long time. Now you need to figure out a way to weave 'asere' into an upcoming post.
Where does it end? What other language will white liberals re-appropriate?
Slichx, efx hx shxrutim?
I have a Korean friend who moved here a few years ago. He was completely baffled by the recent blowup around anti-Asian discrimination. He doesn’t identify as Asian at all and doesn’t recognize any such category, one that would include him along with people from Mongolia and Laos but not, say, Italy. He sees himself as Korean. It’s odd to live in a place with ideas about people that are both impoverished and counterintuitive.
Great point, and one I hadn't heard before (at least not from this perspective). It's especially funny to imagine what people in the communities you describe would make of Robin DiAngelo, and the idea that the inner feelings of white liberals are hugely consequential for "PoC."
I had a friend in college who went from Latinx, now she says Latine is the new thing, because it's actually pronouncable. Even in Mexico, I see memes on facebook saying Amix or solo buscando para amixes on Tinder. It's curious how these things get adopted from the states through social media platforms, meanwhile the young people get zero education on who's actually running the politics in their country.
Tumblr did a net harm to society.