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PSY And The Acceptable Asian Man

--From "Racialicious," a blog.

Note from Shepherd: If you click the link below, you will be in for a treat of a thought-provoking article and some entertaining music videos. Many thanks to Prof. Sue Bae of Illinois School of Professional Psychology, who forwarded me this link, and Prof. Richard Lee of University of Minnesota, who sent Prof. Bae this […]

Don’t Vote

--Contributed by Geoff Wilson

I believe George Carlin encapsulated this approach the best. He said “I have solved this political dilemma in a very direct way: I don’t vote. On Election Day, I stay home. I firmly believe that if you vote, you have no right to complain. Now, some people like to twist that around. They say, ‘If […]

Black, White, Mexican, Chinese

This happened to me a few times: Someone asks me, “Where are you from?” “Taiwan,” I reply. Five minutes of chatting later, this person surprises me with “So you are from Thailand, right?” At this point, I can do one of two things: (1) Correct this genius I’ve just met; or (2) let it go. […]

Birthday Emergency

My wife, Sue, is an extraordinary human being. (Sue, relax. This compliment is not the exciting birthday present I promised you, honey.) When she thinks I’m bad at something, she will do it for me and, given her low regard for my intelligence, there are a lot of things that she does for me. Since […]


My wife and her sister speak English like they are native speakers; however, they speak to each other primarily in their mother tongue—Korean—even when I, a close family member who doesn’t know the language, am in the same room or car with them. Out of annoyance, I came up with the word “Mexicanism.” In spite […]

Romney for “Bully In Chief”

As Ron Paul supporters all over the country ponder how to keep alive the momentum of pursuing a precious ideal, suddenly the situation changed. On Thursday, it was reported that Mitt Romney, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee, while in high school, led a crowd of fellow students to forcefully cut the hair of a classmate […]

Hatred of Peace and Prosperity

It is hard to believe we hate peace and prosperity; however, our actions make it hard to see that we want them. The common attitude toward, and the resulting policies on, international trade is one of life’s paradoxes. Why do we trade? Because our lives require countless products and services, yet no one can do […]

Nation of Bitches

In contrast to the progress in political franchise, the economic franchise for consumers has constantly been eroded. This disenfranchisement makes us all bitches to politicians and bureaucrats. We are all consumers, irrespective of gender, race, religion, or sexual orientation. As such, we are all dignified free people if consumer sovereignty is alive and well. Every […]

Age of Patronization

Women who are eager to be First Lady of the United States and take active roles in their husbands’ campaigns are inevitably thrown in the spot light. Ann Romney’s push back the other day against Hilary Rosen’s remark about her “never worked a day,” and her grotesque display of a burning desire for power and […]