I'm the kind of shopper who thinks that if I can't find it in a half hour, I don't really need it that much. While I always appreciate any support in finding what I want faster, I'm pretty sure this crosses the line. Does ethnic mean "made in sweatshops by tiny brown people with nimble fingers"? Or maybe it's to help Valencia hipsters blend in with the Mission's indigenous folks? Even clothes by the pound ain't worth that.
Special thanks to Nicole and Amber for keeping an eye out for us. Keep 'em coming! -LWR
Like a lot of mixed kids, I went through more than my share of identity crises and culture questioning. I'm pretty glad facebook wasn't around back then - I think these "quizzes" would have done a lot more harm than good.
Not that there's ever room for "...you think you're white. You are not, you are probably Asian" or "...85% Black... but you sometimes can act white or dress white" on the social networking scene. I'll just say this - if you need a quiz to qualify your race or ethnicity, let me know.
IT'S TRUE. The ever weird and awesome band "THE TURTLES" set the stage for hip hoppers (De La Soul, Steady B, Biz Markie to name a few) to sample and loop this racist gem, "I'm Chief Kamanawanalea" ("come on, I wanna lay ya" yuck yuck) That's right. Some of your favorite songs are made of RACISM.
If Hip Hop is made of racism, and if I love Hip Hop, does that mean I love racism? Hahaha Don't get it twisted, I love this break and the songs that it spawned, but I ain't never looked the other way.
Big shout out to Mike 2600 for hippin me to the clip, and of course The Royal Macadamia Nuts.
I ate some Racist tacos the other day at Los Coyotes taqueria on 16th in the Mission, SF. They were aaite, but the lotteria table decor made it lightweight Racist. Lightweight because growing up, it turns out ALL Indians are "A-PA-CHEs" pronounced like a cuss word, with great disgust and loathing. Not to mention this dude has some FUNNY gear for an Apache, guess you loose that detail when you're running for your encroaching life.
Apache Chief was introduced as a super hero, down with the Super Friends in 1977. His power was to grow hella big (50') when he said the apache word for "Big Man." He spoke and kept it stoic as fuck throughout. He was always somewhere near Wonder Woman... hmmm... Think he was rockin' that.
April fool. I saw this dude at SXSW and he was technically proficient and clearly for the Animal House 2009 children of privilege. They're gonna love him. He's gonna be huge. Useless to us, but... yeah. Anyway, this is lightweight.