Sorry for the silence these past few months! A number of personal responsibilities and issues kept us from updating our website and providing new content. But we’ve been discussing the many changes we’re planning to make to improve our zine behind the scenes, and we’re excited to share a new mission statement, new aesthetics, new ideas, and new resources in the coming months.
Along with these changes, we’ll be streamlining and migrating existing content to a new host to gain more design freedom than we had before. This will take some time, so please bear with us as we find and settle into a new online home.
In the meantime, the Journey to the West podcast will be returning soon, though at a reduced frequency due to scheduling difficulties.
We look forward to sharing new media with you, and we hope you’ll rejoin us once our site transformation is complete.
— J, Editor
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How does a pen become a knife?
On June 14th, the King’s County Sheriff’s Office received several panicked 911 calls insisting that a man with a knife was threatening people. One resident was so fearful that he fired a “warning shot” from his personal handgun, then retreated into his home. Eyewitnesses would later choose a butterfly knife, confiscated from the home from which Le rented a room, as the weapon in his hand that night. But after Tommy Le was shot and killed — just hours before his high-school graduation — the “knife” in his hand was revealed to be just a pen. Continue reading “Not A Chinaman’s Chance”: The Modern Day Yellow Peril
By Sen Tien
We discuss some people who take a toe-dip into racism and run for the hills by minimizing and downplaying the realities of it. The cognitive dissonance balancing act many have dubbed “fringe” racism.
Continue reading JTTW Episode 19: “Fringe” Racism