A Critique of Abenomics

A Critique of Abenomics

by Robert Moorehead

Political posters are a common site in Japan, and—surprisingly from an American perspective—are rarely defaced with graffiti. In this case, Prime Minister Abe’s policies met with some public disapproval.

 

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On Immigrants ‘Semi-Adapting’: Self-Defense, Not Resentment

On Immigrants ‘Semi-Adapting’: Self-Defense, Not Resentment, on JAPANsociology

by Robert Moorehead

In all social processes, you have to have the word ‘inclusion’. … without that word, I’m not going to change the world, and they’re not going to change me, because they’re going to have that culture of defense [from me]. Not resentment, but defense.

Lately I’ve been working on a paper for a conference, and I’ve been fixated on an interview with an immigrant father. Juan (a…

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Forces of Oppression: レイシストをしばき隊 隊員募集

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新大久保で一般市民や近隣店舗に嫌がらせしたり暴行を働くネット右翼の邪魔をします。

日時:2013年2月9日(土) 午後(終了)
   2013年2月10日(日) 午後(終了)
   2013年2月17日(日) 午後

9日には新社会運動主催、在特会協賛で以下のようなデモが行われます。
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10日は日侵会主催のこれ。

As MLK reminded us, “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” So don’t be silent.

About a Boy—On the Sociological Relevance of Calvin (and Hobbes)

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One of my favorite sociologists is Bill Watterson.  He’s not read in most sociology classrooms, but he has a sociological eye and a great talent for laying bare the structure of the world around us and the…

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Study: Light-Skinned Black Women Receive Lighter Prison Sentences | News One

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NEWS ONE for Black America

Most discussions on race focus on conflicts between whites and generalized communities of color. A new study by “The Sentencing Project” expands our awareness of the impact of racial prejudices to include differences in how African-Americans of different skin tones are treated. In their study, “The Impact of Light Skin on Prison Time for Black Female Offenders,” the authors uncover a startling reality: courts systematically reward black women with light skin with significantly shorter jail sentences compared with their darker counterparts.

Clutch Magazine reports:

A recent study of women prisoners in North Carolina found that lighter complexioned Black inmates served less time than darker ones.

“The Impact of Light Skin on Prison Time for Black Female Offenders,” by Jill Viglione, Lance Hannon, and Robert DeFina of Villanova University, used a sample of 12, 158 women who were imprisoned between 1995 and 2009. Those who were perceived to be light skinned received sentences that were, on average, 12% shorter than their darker counterparts. The amount of actual time served was approximately 11% less. According to The Minority Brief, the study authors controlled factors including prior record, conviction date and weight; they also considered if the woman in question was serving time for robbery or homicide, which tend to carry long sentences.

Click on the link to read the rest of the article and comment here on my blog with your initial reactions… Are you surprised? Shocked?

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What Are You Anyway?

Follow the adventures of the Super Nip as filmmaker Jeff Chiba Stearns explores his cultural backgrounds growing up a mix of Japanese and Caucasian in the small Canadian city of Kelowna, BC. This short classically animated film looks at particular periods…

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Then and Now

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Filmed in Ishinomaki in November, 2011, this documentary includes interviews with survivors of the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disasters of March 11. This moving documentary is the recipient of Best…

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Skin Colour, Gender and Marriage in India

Skin Colour, Gender and Marriage in India, a grad student post by Isabel Cabañã Rojas of Ritsumeikan

by Isabel Cabaña Rojas

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When the moment comes to look for reasons of why Indians conceive beauty as they do, it seems that nobody can come up with a clear explanation. Many argue that the…

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Fair Skin and Indian Marriage

Fair Skin and Indian Marriage, student post by Ritsumeikan undergrad Nurussaskinah Mahmud

by Nurussakinah Mahmud

The thing with marriage in Asia (mostly) is that you don’t just marry the groom or bride. When you marry someone, indirectly you are marrying the whole family too. And this is proven very solidly in Indian culture as most marriages…

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Fair Skin and Marriage in India

Fair Skin and Marriage in India, student post by Ritsumeikan undergrad Cherry Zhou

by Cherry Zhou

In marriage advertisements, there are numerous ways to describe yourself or your desired partner. Detailed information can be divided in to non-physical factors and physical ones. This chapter (“Fair Enough? Color and the Commodification of…

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