Race and the Digital: Racial Formation and 21st Century Technologies

Issues with ignoring Race

When thinking about the White name generator article I thought of the this article I read where a Frenchman used a Chinese pseudonym to get his art to sell. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/11980720/Chinese-artist-Tao-Hongjing-reveals-hes-a-Frenchman-called-Alexandre.html
I feel like it's kinda similar since this was taking place in China. I'll play devil's advocate here because it made me think a bit. I'm curious and wonder if this would make you mad, but not mad when a minority takes on a White pseudonym to get a job and so on.

Because race cannot change does not mean it should be ignored. In fact, it is more of a reason to take into consideration. Experiences are all different based off your race and location. Race is important to shaping a person's experience. How your parents educate you, mannerisms, and what you eat. That being said, just how it was mentioned that an Asian kid was being bullied because he was different to what the other children have experienced. Taking into consideration someone's race can allow you to understand them better. It's like an American company doing business with a foreign country and expecting them to ignore their cultural practices because it's different. They don't, you shouldn't either. However, teaching your children how to handle people of different race is also important or else you might end up being racist without actually realizing it.

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