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We Japanese: 1 – Introductions

Fellow blogger Steve Silver posted this interesting video series created by his friend and colleague Tamarah Cohen. Designed for classroom use, “We Japanese ” is an intimate exploration of the collective notion of Japanese identity. I have viewed the installments one and two and hope to view the complete series this week in order to provide additional… Keep Reading


DNA and Racial Identification.

If you read my post on those questioning Barack Obama’s race, the post below sent in by Zen asks the question: Is there an underlying problem with labeling people by race in an increasingly multiracial society? The idea that people are using DNA results to qualify for affirmative action, college admissions and scholarships and membership in… Keep Reading


Mainichi Shimbun answers questions on Obama's race

When I first read Yoshinori Nakai’s (Deputy Chief Editorial Writer, Mainichi Shimbun) article answering the question: “Is U.S. President-elect Barack Obama really black?” I thought: “Okay, this is really a dumb-ass question!” but then it dawned on me that some in America had/have/may have issues with Obama and his race: “Is he Black enough?”  “He’s not Black,… Keep Reading


Commentary: What Barack Obama means to me

When President-elect Barack Obama and his family move into the White House, it will signify moving into every household in America. Obama will not become some Black dude that moved in down the street located in a predominately White neighborhood and he and his family will not become the new Cosby Show. The Obamas will… Keep Reading


Black Tokyo’s eMobile Post on CNN

[display_podcast] I would like to say ARIGATO for the emails and posts submitted by the various bloggers from around the world (thank goodness for Google Translate). Needless to say, I was happy to see that CNN ran the story on my post questioning whether eMobile’s CM was considered racist: “Obama is a Monkey in Japan?”… Keep Reading

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