The problem with racial stereotypes is that, if left unchecked, they can be abused to dehumanize people and justify atrocities that range from racial segregation to genocide.
A true and timely observation after yesterday's hate crime, the Christmas parade massacre in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Five innocents killed and dozens wounded, all because of the color of their skin.The problem with racial stereotypes is that, if left unchecked, they can be abused to dehumanize people and justify atrocities that range from racial segregation to genocide.
I've been following this as I live minutes from Waukesha. Naturally, speculation and theories about Darrel's motives are making their way around the internet, but the initial charges won't even be filed until a little later this afternoon. No statements have yet been made about his motives....all because of the color of their skin.
Christian, muslim authorities, Karens, the stupid kind of boomers in governments, Justin Bieber and One Direction fans probably
Its the other way around now, - nowadays you provoke metal bands by becoming religious ( or even just flirting with the idea, in similar way,but opposite, like people flirted and provoked with stuff like black sabbaths etc.). The metal bands will try to tag you now with parental advisory.Metal bands/fans would LOVE to be getting grief from religious authorities like back in the glory days... alas, the world has moved on. There's nothing in music less edgy than a metal band.
And very tiny apartments. Though, seriously, I’ve seen similar tiny apartments on NYC YouTube videos too.Unfortunately most of the Japan released media I consumed in my time, is furthering those stereotypes. So blame can't be put on fans entirely. Media might want you to belive most japanese gamers are pervs. Gaming magazines only reinforce that. Girls in skimpy outfits and tangas in horror games. And yes, Rahmen noodles. (Remember that infamous Cup-o-Noodles advertising thing in Final Fantasy 15?).
If you want to get a more realistic look, there are youtube videos were people just walk arround japan with a camera for hours. Very relaxing. Walking trough traditional temple and party districts. After watching a lot of those, My opinion of japan is very "traditional temples meet dystopian advetising and vending machines".
When I lived in LA while in school, I lived in a couple guest houses (really pool houses) that were tiny like that, so I find it interesting how they utilize the space. Most are really an amazing use of minimal space.I love those videos. Makes me feel marginally better about my small apartment in berlin.
I've also got to add that at least a few of my metalhead friends are vegan, cat-loving, pacifist potheads (a few are also the aforementioned slightly overweight nerds) who are also into all kinds of other music... bebop, bluegrass, ambient, classical, IDM, pop, whatever.Really my initial post was rhetorical. Metal bands/fans would LOVE to be getting grief from religious authorities like back in the glory days... alas, the world has moved on. There's nothing in music less edgy than a metal band.