Thursday, March 26, 2009

oh heck no

I don't care if this was supposed to be funny, or a critique of the ways that Asians and Asian Americans are seen in the United States. I really don't care. Sometimes, satire doesn't work. And other times, arousing humor is not the best way to begin what needs to be a very serious discussion about race and gender politics.

Mixed Company, an a capella group at Yale University, may have taken their trip back to their roots as a sketch comedy and singing group a little too far. What do you think?:

Don't even get me started on the out of sync dancing, sexual innuendo or the Model Minority Myth allusions. This is not funny, it's reprehensible.

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