6.10.2007

The Ragin' Asian has MOVED!

this blog has moved to:

http://raginasian.bobngo.com.

take a minute to update your bookmarks. don't worry about the updating the feeds, i've already taken care of that.

blogger, we had a good run, but i've outgrown you. it was real, but wordpress just has bigger boobs than you.

6.06.2007

6.05.2007

pardon the dust

i'm having trouble with my old template in terms of the rss feed, and i think it is because of the fact that i'm still using the old blogger templates. the template that you see now is temporary as i try to fix the old one. but even so, it's only a matter of time before i switch over to wordpress cuz i'm getting tired of blogspot's bs. anyways, i'll let you know when to update your bookmarks and update your feed. thanks for understanding.

the management.

6.03.2007

that's racist, yo! gary sheffield edition

according to an article in GQ, tigers outfielder and hellacious hitter, gary sheffield has a theory on why the percentage of african americans (8.5%) in the league is at its lowest level since they started counting in the mid eighties. he says
I called it years ago. What I called is that you're going to see more black faces, but there ain't no English going to be coming out. … [It's about] being able to tell [Latin players] what to do -- being able to control them.

Where I'm from, you can't control us. You might get a guy to do it that way for a while because he wants to benefit, but in the end, he is going to go back to being who he is. And that's a person that you're going to talk to with respect, you're going to talk to like a man.

These are the things my race demands. So, if you're equally good as this Latin player, guess who's going to get sent home? I know a lot of players that are home now can outplay a lot of these guys.
i don't even know where to start. so is he saying that black people have no self control? that they have thin skin and that they perceive being told to open up your stance a little a form of disrespect? it's one thing to be racist towards another group, but you really take it up to another level, a level that i'm going to call, the "black entertainment television level," when you end up being racist towards your own racial group.

in sociology, this is an example of the ecological fallacy, which is extrapolating the actions of one unit of analysis, to a larger unit of analysis which the smaller unit of analysis is a member of. i.e. because gary sheffield is a malcontent hothead, all black people must be. see what i mean? you know it's weird, a lot of times whenever athletes say something about race, they are actually usually dead on and they just get criticized for "playing the race card." but in this case, gary sheffield is just...wait for it...wait for it...coming out of left field. you've been a great audience...don't forget to tip your waitresses...good night!

6.01.2007

public restroom philosophy


i found this bit of restroom graffitti in one of the bathrooms here at UCSB. i think it's amusing on many levels. ahhh, the joys of the higher education system.