It’s not easy being Black in the U.S., and it certainly isn’t easy in Asia either. No one in South Korea embodies this hardship more than T.V. personality Sam Okyere. As an international student from Ghana, he’s seen his fair share of discrimination, yet he found his niche in the Korean entertainment industry to much success. Recently, the YouTube channel Asian Boss interviewed Sam about this hopes, struggles and overall thoughts about his like in South Korean. Take a gander at these two videos to get an idea of how much of a struggle it can be sometimes to be different, and how, in some cases, others can relate and connect. Enjoy!
We welcomed good ol’ Donny Trump with a gigantic middle finger of a march as the streets in D.C. turned hot pink. He responded with falsehoods, namely something we now call alternative facts. He shat on all sorts of things last week, but that fucking ban more or less broke the camel’s back. It’s been less than a month and Donny Trump has already taken a huge shit on the Constitution. He is wrecking lives. He is putting innocent people in absolute danger. He is caving into xenophobia and he is destroying the very thing that American’s greatness is built upon.
This whole migrant ban is a load of shit that can only come from a shoddy, deplorable administration like this. Paul Ryan is even defending the move, explaining, like the rest of the soulless hacks you’d find in Congress, that it was done to protect the American people. Well guess what Paul, NO ONE GIVES A RAT’S ASS about what you think. No amount of backtracking, victim-blaming and alternative facts can clean up the mess this whole incident churned up. This is why I’m thrilled to see so many people march all over the country against this shit.
However, as others have pointed out, what if this is all part of Bannon’s strategy? What if this is all shock-and-awe? Given how sneaky Trump’s cabinet is, I believe it’s time to be vocal and vigilant whenever unconstitutional crap like this comes storming our way. Today’s rejoice in Washington state’s halt on this ban is welcome indeed, but let’s not forget the fact that there’s still a fight on our hands for the next four years. Making this administration pay for its crimes is a longshot, but nothing ever gets done unless you get your feet wet and march. No one up there ever gets afraid about their broken promises unless you shout and holler at them on the street. And lastly, we will always take our liberties for granted unless we stand up to defend them together. The U.S. is not without sin and has much to pay for in relation to the Third World, but if we can unite and use that guilt, that clarity of conscience to defend the only redeemable element of this country, then we can truly earn the respect of the world as being, irrefutably, the land of the free.