I spoke of the exodus and of the repatrination. I quoted Prince Far-I: ‘We’re moving out of Babylon/ One destination, ina Ithiopia …’, I quoted. ‘Ithiopia, the tyrants are falling/ Ithiopia, Britain the great is falling…’
When Reeves asks who speaks for this flesh, the most logical response is, “Who’s the strongest?” And so, we must be strong, lest the forces that cause black suffering overcome us. Let us hope in the end that they don’t behead the king.
Peter Liang is a scapegoat but that does not erase his privilege. That cannot erase the fact that for fifty years Chinese-Americans have been bribed with rights to fatten them into this scapegoat, and we have taken them.
There are approximately 600,000 words in the English language. Yet a Dec 2015 update to the OED online reveals that, even when disregarding archaic nouns and verbs, only a tiny fraction of this 600,000 is commonly used.