Thailand mirrors many of the same phenomenon happening around much of Asia, related to US and European globalization/colonization histories in relation to colorism, Blackness and Whiteness.
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
Stanza from: Demilitarized Zones by Doug Rawlings They came to torture us these children of the dust to torture us with their eyes with their lies with the hatred in their eyes the ice in their smiles the wretchedness of their lives
Mixed race? Biracial? Multiracial? Isn’t that a problem for you? Wasn’t it confusing? Hard?
"On June 28, 1946, ten months after American troops landed in Japan, Japanese radio announced that a child of mixed Japanese and American parentage had been born that morning. The announcer called the baby a symbol of love and friendship between Japan and the United States: "a rainbow across the Pacific." SCAP [US Occupation administration offices] headquarters immediately issued an order to fire the announcer for condoning fraternization."
- From the chapter "The Problem of Miscegenation" in the work: Transpacific Racisms and the U.S. Occupation of Japan by Yukiko Koshiro. Page 159.