#250posts24hrsAAPI - 42: Just Because I'm Asian American Doesn't Mean API All Day Every Day (AKA You Like Game Of Thrones?)

Saturday, May 20, 2017

As I was updating that 1st post to include the change:

"But I'll give it a try (because in some ways I feel like if I can't find 250 things to post on from the APIA/Asian community, in addition to other topics, than that's my issue)." since this is a part of the quest I thought I would just ramble for a bit that hey - it's influences. It's intersectionality. This is a part of being Asian American because we are part of a landscape.

It doesn't mean we can't like other things.

It doesn't mean we can't be influenced, and haven't been influenced by other communities and individuals.

Because that's a part of being Asian American - just like having a love for so many other Asian, but non-American things.

That's just a part of who we are.

Just don't forget about us, or our community either.

And On Game Of Thrones

Honestly, I don't watch this show. I've sat down and watched a few episodes with K-Wife, but I know of a decent amount of POC and Asian Americans who do like this show and while I give K-Wife some gentle ribbing on the White People, it's not like I didn't watch Dexter where the main character was White (and sure it helped that it had C. S. Lee and other POC but you get my point).

We like what we like sometimes and we wouldn't be human if we didn't like things from all cultures and communities.