I believe bringing attention to the shape of Asian eyes, also brings attention to the fact that aside from skin color, the shape of ones eyes makes East Asians the target of racism and discrimination. Yet oddly we hardly ever hear it mentioned, not from the media, politicians, etc. It is another form of Asian Exclusion. It also excludes East Asians protection from hate crimes, or seen as victims of hate crimes. Thus I have to wonder about the real motivation behind big government preventing you the protection of trade-marking your group's name "The Slants". Just saying.
While it's true - the government & its many departments don't deaggregate data so they lump all APIs together regardless of their individual experiences - I don't think they're sophisticated or smart enough to really enact policy that falls along those lines
We're still in court/waiting for the Supreme Court. Should have a decision around June
In some ways, yes - Asian American activists have been using the term SLANT in a positive, self-empowering way for decades now. In other ways, it's a bit different because unlike the N word, "Slants" is not an inherent racial slur. It has many other meanings.
1) Is the DC Bar Assn. a music show or a discussion panel?
2) Is it open the public or just members of the assn.
3) I'm really quite conflicted about your SCOTUS case. Right now, I"m saying that the best thing to come out of it is that I'd never have heard of you without it. A 30 sec listen made a new fan.
Hi, thanks for writing! The event will be a show and panel, it's also open to the public though it will have a heavy law focus. We're actually adding a second DC show for the night before, that one will be more of a concert. Thanks so much for reaching out!
Hi, Sorry but we don't have any photos right now; we can send a signed CD or poster if you'd like to order one; just email firstname.lastname@example.org