The newest trend on the beaches of China is the "face-kini," a mask that covers the entire face, save the eyes, nose, and mouth. It's a not-so-attractive accessory that screams a message louder than a simple fashion faux-pas: Asian people hate dark skin. From ubiquitous caps to umbrellas on sunny days, we are taught to avoid the sun at a young age. Fair skin equates to … [Read more...] about Facekini & Asian Aversion to Tan Skin: a Precursor to Racism?
Note: Some profanity follows. Read and enjoy! I recently wrote the article entitled "Consuming Whiteness: Food and (Inter)Racial Politics at Your Local University" about the racial and sexual dynamics involved when speaking about/with metaphors of food. It ended with me imagining myself in the position of an Asian woman rejecting, in somewhat colorful terms, the forced … [Read more...] about Consuming Asianness: Mr. AsianFetish and the (Obnoxious) White Peril; or, a More Serious Companion Piece