Tasha – or Yoon Mi Rae in Korea, alternatively known as “T-Tasha”— is definitely South Korea’s greatest Hip-Hop/Rap/R&B or more accurately: K-R&B artist. Her heritage is African-American/Korean, and is in my other posts and the purpose of this whole blog site, her experiences growing up in Korea were full of … Continue Reading T-Tasha / Yoon-Mi-Rae : Korean Rap/Hip-Hop/R&B QUEEN
Here is the second installment of my video series. It is a visual poem. Read, listen, feel, think. Hopefully you will be curious, look up information and terms you don’t quite know or understand. Be outraged? Become more understanding? Curious? Watch this in HD for the best view! If you … Continue Reading New Video posted on YouTube: “BLACK PACIFIC ELEGY”
Young Black-Korean Pop singer Michelle Lee 이미쉘 that I introduced to you with her stunning debut music video of Without You, which boldly speaks back to racism against her, is shown here with a recent Acoustic Version of the same song, and sung in English. One may not notice, but in … Continue Reading Black-Korean Michelle Lee 이미쉘 – Without You – Acoustic Version – Interracial Relations
This is the first in a series of ongoing video projects based on my personal family history, historical memory, Asia-Pacific postwar ethnography and the historical present. It is on my channel at YouTube.
South Korea has the somewhat dubious distinction of being the first known nation to allow adoption out of their country to other countries in an official manner from nation state to nation state. International Adoption out of Korea brings in between 15 to over 20 million dollars annually, according to … Continue Reading AUDIO DOCUMENTARY: Korean International Adoption Business
This article LINK from the Asia Times from July 17, 2002 by Aidan Foster-Carter entitled: Adopting, Adapting: Korean Orphans is an excellent beginning overview of how mixed-race bodies are used, especially in the context of orphanages.
“What does it mean to be haunted by a history of division and destruction, then to migrate and become assimilated into a country that had an active role in creating and maintaining that division?”