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Ching-Chong

Beau Sia:  Art.  Poetry.  Commentary.  Kewl.  (A wee tad pretentious and MTV-esque, but he hits the spot.) 

I'm waiting for the day the dotter returns home from school in confusion at having kids--maybe even her friends--chant "Ching-chong Chinaman" at her.  Or pull their eyelids up.  Or have someone tell her to "go home" and laugh snidely when she says, "I can't go home until Mommy or Daddy picks me up."

The commentary on the YouTube page runs the gamut.

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posted by Kate @ 2/27/2007 12:10:00 AM  
4 Comments:
  • At 2/27/2007 10:31:00 AM, Anonymous SBird said…

    Love this. I've seen a few commentaries about the "Ching-Chong" episode, and this is the best. What I love is that he concentrates not only (or even predominantly) on the initial racism, but rather on her later defensiveness and her total inability to admit her mistake when challenged by the larger community.

     
  • At 2/27/2007 12:29:00 PM, Blogger Miss Cellania said…

    When that day comes for Omegadotter, you will be better prepared than most folks would be. It ain't easy, its the pits, but if Omegadotter is anything like my almost-ten-year-old, you'll be amazed at how strong she can learn to be.

     
  • At 2/28/2007 09:41:00 AM, Blogger Miss Cellania said…

    Just found this. Rosie’s apology directed at this video is on her blog.

     
  • At 2/28/2007 07:01:00 PM, Blogger Kate said…

    SBird--Yeah, it covered a whole bunch of things. I loved his imitation Cantonese and Mandarin--and thought even I could do a better job than "ching-chong"!

    Miss C.--Sigh. Part of the problem is I just wish she wouldn't have to learn to be strong about something like that. Thanks for the link to Rosie's blog!

     
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