Kari and Chuks, with special guest Cynthia, discuss anti-blackness in K-pop. From racism early on to the now-ubiquitous appropriation of Black culture while disparaging Black people, from what the artists do to the fans’ reactions, we trace the history and analyze anti-blackness in K-Pop. We also answer an anonymous ask about Nicki Minaj’s sexuality, an ask from ithinkimgettingthefear about racial politics on a university campus, and an anonymous ask about dealing with a friend who’s coping with trauma.
“When we create something, we always create it first in a thought form. If we are basically positive in attitude, expecting and envisioning pleasure, satisfaction and happiness, we will attract and create people, situations, and events which conform to our positive expectations.”—Shakti Gawain (via purplebuddhaproject)
“Outside, it may be storming, but inside yourself, there is calm. Even the flames of your life can be made ‘bardan wa salama’ (coolness and safety), as they were on Ibraheem (AS). So my focus was wrong. I was trying to create a jennah, a perfect, storm-free, fireless world, outside. But this doesn’t exist in dunya. I needed to shift the focus. Jennah—a calm, peaceful world—can exist inside. Your sanctuary is inside yourself. No one can take that sanctuary away from you. No storm can affect it. No rain can reach it. Work on building *that* jennah. Work on entering *that* jennah.
And you will have jennah in this life, and the next.”—Yasmin Mogahed - Finding Jennah (via downthealbion)
“Man sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. Then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; He lives as though he is never going to die and dies never really having lived.”—Dalai Lama (via becomingminimalist)