Just some thoughts on Taiwanese American identity and how it translates into to marginalization/privilege

angrytaiwanesegirlsunited:

Sometimes being Taiwanese American is exhausting or complicated or both for a lot of reasons including the following

  • I have to defend myself from general anti-Asian racism
  • I have to defend myself and Chinese people from specifically Sinophobic racism since I’m not Chinese but I’m still “Sino” and therefore still targeted
  • I have to defend myself from Chinese people’s anti-Taiwanese sentiments and other people otherwise invalidating my Taiwanese identity

BUT at the same time

  • I have be aware of my privilege over other Asians, in particular Southeast and South Asians, as an East Asian, due to colorism/shadeism
  • I have to be aware of my privilege over Aboriginal Taiwanese people as a Taiwanese person with Han Chinese ancestry
  • I have to be aware of my privilege growing up in a Western nation and speaking English

Basically being Taiwanese American makes me marginalized in some ways but also privileged in others and having to juggle these things makes things difficult and confusing at times.

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Sgt. Thomas McVicar of the Jersey City Police Department shot 22 year old Kwadir Felton, leaving him blind, after Kwadir pulled a gun on him, he claims. Kwadir Felton denied the accusation, stating that he doesn’t even carry guns.

"I don’t understand!" Felton yelled at a police officer before his mother was removed from the courtroom. "You didn’t have to shoot me in the head for no reason! You trying to charge me with something I didn’t do!"

Sign the Change.org petition and get this story out there.

SIGN THE PETITION. Still at least 1,000 signatures needed. SIGNAL BOOST THIS or i will judge you.

i posted this story about 2 weeks ago and i’m glad it’s gotten so popular. now the petition which i didn’t know about then, has tens of thousands of signatures!

sign the petition! signal boost Justice for Kwedir Felton!

THIS IS THE SHIT WE’RE STILL DEALING WITH. I am sick to my stomach.

http://www.nj.com/jjournal-news/index.ssf/2013/11/kwadir_feltons_attorney_files.html

Sounds like the officer keeps changing his story about what he did with the gun after he shot a fucking human being in the god damn face. Sounds guilty as all fuck.

From what I could find on the .gov site, it looks like the drug charges could stick, it doesn’t mention if Felton was a known associate of those who were selling the drugs.

All the details on the gov site seem super broad strokes, it all smells off to me. http://www.nj.gov/oag/newsreleases11/pr20110519c.html

Petition signed. This needs to be looked at fucking hard. This smells like bullshit to me.

Reblogging again because of aideyn’s additional commentary.

Signed, sealed delivered, I’m pissed.

SIGNED IDC WHO YOU ARE< WHAT KIND OF BLOG YOU GOT

please reblog this Only need 7,722 more 

fight for justice - WE CONTROL WHAT HAPPENS IN OUR COUNTRY 

sounds like bullshit. Signed. IDC who you are yo need to take 10 mins out of your day to read a little and sign this. So much damn hate and prejudice in this world its pathetic.

Only needs 239 more petitions signed 

SIGNAL BOOST!

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