dear “aapi”/terminology submitter:
just wanted to let you know quickly (I’m at work and i work full time @.@) that I do have some thoughts but I’d like to address your submission more fully soon, when I get free time. I’d definitely send a message to @provocatoria and check out her blog as she’s written more on it originally than I have. fa’afetai for submitting tho - glad I could spark some convo on this!! x
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To be fair the white man also gets pissed off when you’re not talking about him.
Good point about the Mad Azn With A Hat Post, and I think he’s updating it to reflect the comment. It caused me to look into AAJA’s stated mission, and it seems like they should really change their name to AAPIJA, since they claim to be an AAPI group. I wonder what the politics around that is within the group. You’re absolutely right that people should not use Asian American as a placeholder when they mean AAPI.
i think you mean the other way around in your last sentence, friend? :’o but YES thank you for this! yeah it’s a real pet peeve of mine to see “AAPI” being used when folks mean AA only. Pacific Islanders/Pacific Islander Americans are so invisible and overlooked and so when i see “AAPI” i’m expecting to feel included and it’s usually not the case. i mean, i had to dealw ith it constantly on school as an “APAS” (Asian Pacific American Studies) major - these acronyms such misnomers a majority of the time.
like i said originally, that post is VERY important and AAPI organizations and such are also hella important but i understand it’s easy to use an acronym and everything.
anyway, thank you for writing to me and letting me know! it’s definitely something that needs to be addressed. just spelling out what group you mean (i.e. “Asian Americans”, “Oceania”, etc) i always feel is better, if only for clarity’s sake :”)
I have been gone too long, tumblr-land. I have returned to discuss with you the stupidity of navel-gazing, antiquated racial nationalism and how white supremacy has bled into the brains and hearts of our people, so much so that they can’t even remember history correctly.
this post is great but can we not with “AAPI” when you are ONLY referring to Asian Americans? please and thank you
Template for Preferred Name/Pronouns Letter to Teachers:
Dear Professor [name],
My name is [Preferred name], and I will be attending your course [blank] on [days] at [time] this [term]. I am transgender and have not yet legally changed my name. On your roster is my legal name, [Legal name]. I would greatly appreciate it if you refer to me as [Preferred name] and use [pronouns] when referring to me. Thank you for your understanding, and I look forward to starting your course next week.
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I want all these cops dead.