A video of a K-Pop idol talking about racial discrimination as a child resurfaced on the internet, causing a buzz in the Korean community.
For the uninitiated, Vernon, born Han-sol Vernon Choi, is one of the 13 boys of the popular K-Pop group SEVENTEEN.
A heartbreaking video has recently surfaced depicting a Chinese father telling his daughter that Blacks and Indians are not suitable marriage partners, and that White people would be preferred instead.
The video, posted to r/hapas, doesn’t show any distinguishable features of the people talking, pointing at their legs instead as they discuss the controversial issues.
If you happen to be a product of more than one ancestry, specifically White European and Asian, it’s likely that you’ve come across the word “hapa” at least once.
The word has become a loaded term to date. Deconstructing it would take us more than a thousand years into the past, but the effort is well worth it to finally shed light on how it came to existence.
A Belgian-Japanese photographer has set foot in Tokyo to capture the faces of fellow half-Japanese people for a novel project that aims to paint a picture of their hafu identity.
“I was inspired to make this piece after getting into the streetwear community and learning about designers like Rick Owens and Rei Kawakubo, who integrate traditional clothing into avant-garde streetwear,” Caulfield told Nextshark. She also mentioned that she didn’t name the piece, made out of men’s dress shirts and boxer shorts, but that netizens have lovingly termed the garment the “kilt-mono”.
To my future children,
I think about you often; you don’t even exist yet, but you have a way of sneaking into my daydreams and unconscious thoughts. I often imagine what you’ll look like, who you’ll take after, and if you’ll have the same interests I did as a child.