Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Fight against racism

Recently, the radio station HOT in New York broadcasted a racist song mocking the Tsunami victims of South Asia. In that song, they referred to the Tsunami victims as "chinks", "drowning Asians", and "Chinamen". One should point out a basic fact here, the hardest hit area of the Tsunami is Indonesia. The racist who wrote this song does not even have the basic knowledge to distinguish between Chinese and Indonesian. Also, the term "Chinamen" is a racial slur used mostly in the last century. It carries similar demeaning intention as the racial slur "Nigger". Such vocabulary should not be used by any descent human being in America.

Here are some information and protest petitions against the racist station.
We are already well into the 21st century, and we just celebrated Martin Luther King's "I have a dream" speech last week. It is sad to see that racism is still so deep rooted in the "popular" culture. The road to racial equality is still very long from here.

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