I previously posted an image of an ad done by the Spanish Basketball team doing the slanted-eye Chinese stereotype gesture and have debated the issue for days on a Toronto FC message board (the thread has now been closed).
Props to the Chinese Canadian National Council for demanding an apology from the team *(link at the bottom).
The Subaltern Cannot Speak?
In response to Rob Ford's refusal to appologize and his continued defence of his comments, Victoria Shen, Co-President of the Chiense Canadian National Council has posted an excellent critique and call for people to challenge Ford.
While as a friend commented it is hardly shocking to see an elected-official being racist, it is quite unsettling to see the number of, at least they claim, asians and Chinese coming to the defence of Ford. Is this indicative of how sophisticated systems of oppression currently in placea are? Have subjugated peoples internalized their position?
As usual with any internet website, a plethora of illogical comments have been posted...
Or is only when a white guy says "oriental" that it's racist.