asians with perms

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playlist:

  1. 夜鷹 [yotaka] by きのこ帝国 [Kinoko Teikoku]
  2. 白昼夢 by Aimer
  3. あなたは生きている [you’re alive] by Lost In Time 
  4. Electric Fan by Galileo Galilei
  5. いきのこり●ぼくら [We the Survivors] by 青葉市子 [Ichiko Aoba]
  6. Yoru Ga Aketara by Kinoko Teikoku
  7. 新世紀のラブソングby ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION
  8. Shinkiro by TK from 凛として時雨
  9. The Beginning by One Ok Rock
  10. Black Cicadas in the Depths of the Park by Lostage
  11. Arechi by 9mm Parabellum Bullet
  12. フィナーレ by 椿屋四重奏
  13. Cold Edge by 9mm Parabellum Bullet

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heartgoesfirst  asked:

You've mentioned growing up in a predominantly Asian suburb. Curious if you had any thoughts about how that influenced you? Did you have to deal with anti-blackness or colorism? P.S. Thanks for always providing the fun and educational vids. I like leaving your vlogs on throughout my day because you're so interesting to listen to.

I think it did to some extent. Mostly growing up with asian women I wanted to be more similar to them-that’s what i was around and what was celebrated. My aunt used to tell me I wanted to ‘look” asian when I would get perms. I don’t agree/see that at all but who knows maybe. I think honestly that the absence of white people (well, there were a few but not many) probably made my upbringing not nearly as bad when it came to, at least, overt racism. Most of the people in my suburb were people of color. But people of color still perpetuate anti-blackness. A lot of the teachers were white and I felt my first real racism when a teacher told me that i didn’t ‘look” right for a role in a play and casted a sub-par white boy in the role I auditioned for and made me be the villain in the show. 


I grew up idolizing asian culture and listening almost exclusively to asian music. I think that had both positive and negative impacts on me but I think the thing I can really distinctly remember is really having a disdain for anything that vaguely related to black people. I would always talk about how I never wanted “an afro” and i’d always talk about how I wasn’t ‘like other black people” and I’d cite my Utada Hikrau/ Koda Kumi albums as how I was so unlike other black people. College really opened my eyes. I took a lot of black studies courses and that set the foundation for me being a woke adult. lol.