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I read this article featuring one of my favorite bloggers, Ranier Maningding. Though the writing could have been better, it does raise great questions and points to consider.

I know from personal experience that ignorance and curiosity go hand-in-hand. Being a young, black woman, I faced endless amounts of bullying mostly for my hair and (lack of) style. Shamefully, I know, too, that I've said a few groaners to the only one Asian-American guy in my grade, possibly school (I'm sure +Nate Gaylinn knows who I speak of).

In my defense, it was from a non-malicious place of curiousness, but it doesn't help that most American people have no knowledge of Asian-Americans, their distinctions, or their cultures. Unless it's an interest, those who do know can still come off as ignorant and insulting.

The K-pop phenomenon might have changed some perspectives, but to quote Ranier, the one star America chooses to focus on is the "Weird Al of K-pop," Psy. He's goofy, funny, and not at all regarded as attractive. However, we get a legitimate star in Rain to play the lead role in the movie Ninja Assassin, but we haven't seen him on American TV or hear his music on American radio since. Is it because he's good-looking? Is it because he's a versatile celebrity? Is it because he breaks the mold America made about how Asian men should be viewed? He's not effeminate, not yuk-yuk funny, not geeky, and not apologetic. So what's the problem?

I guess it just wasn't his time. America isn't ready to let go of the White and Black (literally) standards of beauty. Not yet. But, I encourage him and others to keep trying. Go out for roles that aren't for a sidekick or martial arts master. Keep pushing to change our minds. Some of us are already there. Hell, if Virginia can allow gay marriage, anything can happen!
It is high time that we end bullying against and stereotyping of Asian-American men and start celebrating them! I contacted Ranier Maningding, the innovator behind the wildly popular blog The Love Life of an Asian Guy, and he described in detail the ...
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This is to support the #ERB boys in the upcoming #YTMA. I hope they get it!
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Yummy!
 
Come join us for some sweet treats at Cold Stone and raise money for the reunion!
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Reunion's coming up! ^^
 
Guess what, Alumni? We have tentative dates: October 26th (1st), September 21st (2nd), and September 14th (3rd)! Be the first to know reunion developments -- inbox this page with your email address to receive first-dibs on updates from the Alumni Engagement team! (Be sure to add lchs03reunion@gmail.com to your address book.)
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I got a new tie!
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A great interview about interracial dating, it's pros and cons, and overall racial identity.
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I just witnessed something beautiful: a young woman crying and walking out of the classroom.
I have a public speaking class, and our second warmup assignment was to give two pieces of advice, one that was given to you and one that you give. This woman, whose name I can't recall, stood up and started talking about how she was bullied in high school. She only got 15 seconds in before she was so choked up, she had to flee the room. I wanted so badly to hug her and tell her she did an amazing job. Why?
In those 15 seconds, I saw myself. I remembered how crappy high school was, made to feel my voice was uninteresting, and treated worse than an animal.
In those 15 seconds, I heard a more powerful testimony than the three speeches beforehand that talked about personal drunk driving stories.
In those 15 seconds, I felt ashamed of myself. I had wrote this girl off as self-important and snooty because she was beautiful and looked bored. But, the look I mistook for uncaring was actually fear. She was afraid of reliving those traumas before us and face the same criticism. Unfortunately, she was right.
She taught me a much-needed lesson tonight, one I needed to see, feel, and witness. Sometimes, all it takes is 15 seconds to change a life, a perspective. She definitely changed me.
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Awww my middle sis is all grown up-I'm so proud of you seriously!! I can't wait to see you Monday night!!! I love you girlie!!!
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This guy has so many good points to share on the latest trend. It's refreshing to hear an honest male point of view.
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Reppin' for all my sizzlin' #scorpios  out there! Happy birthday to me y'all! #birthdaycake  
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Thanks Muny! The night's still young after all!
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  • Kings Dominion
    Game Host, 2012 - present
    - Queen of the Kiosk
  • Louisa County Public Schools
    Substitute Teacher, 2012 - present
  • Manpower Inc.
    Temporary - Contact Center, 2010 - 2012
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Sha, Shay, Sha-Sha, Lady V, Vegeta, Scarlet Empress, Scarlet
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Only Google could get me to join a social networking site...
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If you know me, you know I absolutely abhor social networking! However, I do love Google...
And so here I am.

I'm about to enter into my late 20s (glee!), I'm working, have a daughter in grade school, and still love to be goofy and have fun. I really haven't changed much, which, depending on who you talk to, isn't a bad thing!
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Dropped the relaxer and became a natural GODDESS in '09, Graduated with my Associates in '13
Education
  • J. Sargeant Reynolds Comm Coll
    Mathematics
    Graduated in 2013
  • PVCC
    2011
  • Louisa County High School
    1999 - 2003
  • Longwood University
    2003 - 2004
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