Hate Sells category archive
George Santayana’s famous saying has never seemed more apt: Those who do not remember the past (or, in this case, those who would pretend the past never happened) are condemned to repeat it.
Senator Mazie Hirono talks with Thom. Among the topics is the rise in hate-full acts and crimes against persons of Asian descent.
The Seattle Times takes a deep dive into the proliferation racist zoombombings and finds that they are increasingly coordinated efforts:
Follow the link for their evidence.
In a powerful essay at The Roanoke Times, Paul Angermeier reflects on the legacy of Rush Limbaugh.
I commend his piece to your attention.
At the San Francisco Chronicle, Cynthia Lin Sugiyama writes powerfully of her experiences with anti-Asian racism and bigotry as she grew up in the United States. Here’s how she starts her tale:
I was 7, maybe 8? It was sunny. I was outdoors, happy and carefree. A group of much bigger, older Caucasian boys started walking toward me. That alone scared me. When they then proceeded to poke fun at me, saying, “Ching ching, chong chong,” laughing hysterically as they walked off, that then scarred me.
Follow the link for the rest.
At Psychology Today Blogs, Glenn Gerber takes a look at the recent shootings in Georgia and argues that attempts to find a single reason for them are wrong-headed and futile. He suggests that several factors contributed to them:
- America’s Gun Problem
- Systemic Racism
- Systemic Sexism (and possibly–ed.)
- Mental Health Issues
Follow the link for his detailed exploration of each one.