Why I Play Less: Reflecting on the Patriot Act’s Dark Side of the Gaming Industry

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Lately, I have been watching Patriot Act on Netflix. I am hooked. Truly, it is refreshing to have a show that is both witty and addresses serious, intense topics; social issues people do not always discuss as much as they should. The fact more Asian Americans, especially South and Southeast Asians, are speaking up and having representation, is also wonderful. Continue reading “Why I Play Less: Reflecting on the Patriot Act’s Dark Side of the Gaming Industry”

Deliberations: More Courageous Conversations About Cultural Appropriation, And How to Handle Criticisms

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When talking about cultural appropriation, one risks incensed Twitter arguments, hate-mobs, and self-entitled internet personalities claiming victimization for merely being asked to give credit to cultures where it is due. Continue reading “Deliberations: More Courageous Conversations About Cultural Appropriation, And How to Handle Criticisms”

Cultural (Mis)Appropriation of Kali’s Rage: A Perspective

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“Salutations be to you, O Narayani, you who have the power of creation, sustentation, and destruction and are eternal. You are the substratum and embodiment of the three gunas. Salutations be to you, O Narayani, O you who are intent on saving the dejected and distressed that take refuge under you. O you, Devi, who remove sufferings of all.” (Devi Mahatmya, 11:11-12)

A few weeks ago during one of the more recent tumultuous periods of American politics, online protesters started to black out their Facebook profiles. In the process, I noticed something rather concerning when I peeked in a discussion on the topic. Continue reading “Cultural (Mis)Appropriation of Kali’s Rage: A Perspective”

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