Social Commentary Writing Sample

Over the last two weeks I’ve had a few people send me civil but contrary messages about using the #MakeOrientalCoolAgain hashtag. Seeing how this has garnered some attention I should probably now elaborate on its origin, meaning and context.

For one, I’m really pleased that it’s getting people’s attention. It’s an exceedingly difficult task to capture this elusive creature in our current climate of top 10s, best of’s and 160 character limits. The sentiments expressed make me think of Howard Beale in the movie Network. Getting mad isn’t always a bad thing and sometimes it’s the best thing for…

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