Look, I understand that the Southern confederates had other things they were fighting for other than slavery, but that’s not just some small aspect that can be ignored.
Also, not all Southerners tote around the Second Navy Jack and I don’t think all Southerners or even most Southerners are racist. There are other ways to show pride for the south that have less negative aspects of our nation’s history attached to it.
When I see the Confederate flag, I’m reminded of the fact that over a four year period over half a million U.S. soldiers died as brothers literally fought against each other to the death, and many of those Confederates died to protect the right to own my ancestors as property listed directly above horses and cows in their ledgers. To me, that is racist.
Day 2 : Write whatever it is in your head right now.
Her: "Oh yeah, I was about to text you. I think your half Korean."
Her: "Yeah, I’ve been thinking about it, and you know those pictures of half Korean babies? Your baby picture looks like that. So I’m saying your half Korean. I’m pretty sure about this."
Me: "Um, Ok."
Despite stellar performances and high scores from the judges every week, biracial “SBS K-Pop Star” contestant, Lee Michelle consistently received a low amount of votes from the audience, and she recently got eliminated, placing 5th. The judges placed her as a front runner for the competition and many international fans thought she might win. I’m so glad that JYP (CEO of a record company of the same name) was brave enough to call out his own country for it’s closed-mindedness, which especially needs to cease as other nations have begun paying a lot more attention to South Korea than ever before.
“I strongly believe that all the parents (in Korea) must continuously teach and educate their child not to make fun of someone, or make derogatory comments, just because of that person’s skin color or race. I wonder if there’s any other country than Korea that’s so close-minded and oppressed in that manner. And I would like to applaud Lee Michelle for overcoming all the barriers and showing a new possibility with her performance today.” - JYP