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Finally- "Yellow Face" Avatar Documentary Released! 
16th-Jul-2010 12:12 am
I hope I wasn't the only one waiting for this to come out!

So many sad comments. Luckily, there are some people whose comments lifted me up (but are they enough?). Geez... the guy asking the interviewers what they're doing in America... ugh. And not to sound racist, but the black people who were okay with Jackson possibly donning yellowface? LOL @ at the guy who tried to defend the casting ("To their credit..."???), but then he became speechless when he saw the "Caucasian or any other ethnicity" casting sheets. Ugh, Mickey Rooney. I've never seen the actual clip until now. I've only heard about it. I feel as if I'm about to vomit. All of the other yellowface movie clips are just as bad. LOL @ the casting assistant trying to explain the situation. "Well, you see, what happened was..."
18th-Jul-2010 04:07 am (UTC)
In part 3, when the curator was talking about how the ideal of the family is used politically in Asia, I was reminded of my Vietnam class and how the way that the leaders of the country are portrayed as everyone's Uncle. Their belief system is very much centered around the family unit to the extent that it's is literally an every day thing, and using that in order to make sure that the leader is respected is a very excellent way to make certain of the citizens' loyalty to the country.

Also, the guy at the end of part 2? I want to punch his face in and ask him "what are YOU doing in this country?" because if he ain't a part of a Native American tribe, he doesn't have a leg to stand on to ask that fucking question. >| Hearing that after my mother dealing with a racist douchecanoe who claimed he was a real American because he was a white military soldier in her store today isn't helping my blood pressure in the least. *RAGE*

And, to be honest? Watching part 4 was the first time I'd seen the racist shit in Breakfast at Tiffany's in motion as well. It absolutely sickens me that so many people think this is okay. It nauseates me that the actor himself still sees no problem with it. I just. REALLY want to punch Rooney in the fucking face, it INFURIATES me so much! I don't even have any articulate words for that piece of shit acting. I really do not.

I can only hope that this shit stops soon. Obviously it isn't since there are at least two more movies with plain as day racefail coming up, but I can easily see us growing far more as the years go by. We've done so much in a little over a year and a half and there's so far we can go. I hope that path leads us down good roads.
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18th-Jul-2010 07:34 pm (UTC)
Get in line because I want my turn to beat his head in. Including and epecially the cell phone he was using to photograph any Hispanic customers and my mother and her coworkers. Yes, I have very good reason other than the obvious to want to kick his ass. *SNARL*

I know right! It's so dumb and I want to hit anyone who isn't of an indigenous people of some kind who says that crap. Reminds me of this comic I found online a while back. Says everything as far as I'm concerned.
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18th-Jul-2010 09:40 pm (UTC)
Believe me, there are already plans to call the police the next time he sets foot in the store. Guy is fucking crazy, plain and simple. I can only pray the bastard gets arrested ASAP.

SO DO I. It really needs to be plastered all over the planet, holy shit. <3 Well, at least the areas where white people are the majority and the mentality persists. :B
19th-Jul-2010 02:45 am (UTC)
Erm. As a person with an actual mental illness, I think it might be better not to call the dude crazy. Sounds like he's just a racist douche.
19th-Jul-2010 04:14 am (UTC)
Erk, sorry about it. Force of habit I suppose. ^^; *mutters about ablism being entirely too pervasive*

But yeah, racist douche is exactly what he is and needs to be locked up. That or have five million people sing to him in as many languages until he passes out from xenophobic shock. >3 /schemes
19th-Jul-2010 04:26 am (UTC)
:D - Don't worry about it, just try to avoid it in the future if you can :). Ableism really is everywhere; I still find myself calling things 'lame' every so often. *facepalms*

And that is an idea I can back up 100% :D. I'm half-Mexican myself, from my mom's side, and I can't count how many times I've heard someone mutter that she or I should 'go back to our own country' when we have the audacity to mention where we were born, or, worse, say something in Spanish. It makes me want to camp outside their houses with a guitar and serenade them with 'Cielito Lindo' for hours on end :P. Haha, maybe we should start a group - Ninja Serenaders for Equality :P.

And that's with us living in an area that's more than 80% hispanic. :(.
19th-Jul-2010 05:35 am (UTC)
Mm, I hear ya there. It's even worse because no one really talks about it period. ~_~

NYAHAHA, It will be a glorious thing! Now all we need are more people who have knowledge in even more languages before the plan can launch into motion! o7

Oh gawd, that's just even worse. One would think a higher percentage would mean people'd be smarter about it, but I guess not. ~_~
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18th-Jul-2010 07:37 pm (UTC)
Mm hm. It's extremely frustrating because it's so pervasive, too. ~_~
19th-Jul-2010 03:55 am (UTC)
"Hearing that after my mother dealing with a racist douchecanoe who claimed he was a real American because he was a white military soldier in her store today isn't helping my blood pressure in the least. *RAGE*"

"I'm a real American because I'm white, in the military, and hate brown people!"

Wow. This kind of people are the last I want to be in the military. They should not be allowed near weapons, especially overseas with nonwhite people (or even here in America). Wasn't there some white military man who went ballistic on people of color a while back at a base, or am I imagining it?
19th-Jul-2010 04:25 am (UTC)
Same. I've had family in the military (all former servicemen now, but still) and while they can be a bit on the conservative side (if I had a dime for every time my dad said "Mexicans should learn English!", I'd be filthy rich), at least they don't pull complete bullshit like this dumbshit did. DX I cannot wait until this guy's put behind bars, I will seriously go out and dance in the middle of the street while music blares from whichever family car is available.
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