When people use labels, they are used in certain ways. They have certain meanings, certain meanings, certain trajectories, certain assumptions.
Many books and articles and blogposts, that mention racism in Japan, Korea and the Philippines, Vietnam, point to the racism of these countries, against mixed-black folk and black persons.
Kokujo 黒女 or コク女, of Okinawa, also have their parallels in Japan and beginning to in South Korea. Not only, do the kokujo (women who date black-american men) form relationships with their desired gender object, a look is often adopted.
This is Part One of a commentary on the previous Post on the Okinawan Boy Scout photo.
Hypodescent: The ordering of people along a hierarchy of color, is prevalent in almost every society today, solidified by nation-state structures of power and form. In the ordering of color, the term for the ordering of people from the top that is lightest in color (white), and gradually lower to … Continue Reading Colonial Theory: Race & Gender Hierarchy = Hypodescent
Mixed race? Biracial? Multiracial? Isn’t that a problem for you? Wasn’t it confusing? Hard?