Why is the blame for romanticizing mental illness lodged at teenage girls documenting/trying to cope with their struggles with mental illness and not grown men who make movies about how medication is evil and schizophrenia is magic powers.
I’m just gonna reblog this every time I see it.
During WWII, Japanese American soldiers were among the first to liberate the Nazi concentration camp in Dachau, Germany. “U.S military commanders decided it would be bad public relations if Jewish prisoners were freed by Japanese American soldiers whose own families were imprisoned in American concentration camps,” therefore, these Japanese American soldiers who liberated hundreds of Jews are missing in our history lessons.
See, that implies that our history lessons actually talk about the fact that our government put Japanese Americans IN camps - and that by our silence we LET them. We condoned it. That’s on the heads of every white person who stood silently by and said nothing.
Also, yeah, not regularly taught.
I’ve been researching Asians in America for a book (wanted: one MC who does not insist she’s a 1860s Chinese girl adopted by Baptist missionaries because I’m semi-okay on China but rubbish on Baptists) and quietly boggling at the fact that until after WWII there was literally no way for anyone Asian to gain American citizenship. Not even kids of most mixed couples, because the Asian immigration was mostly guys and American women who married them lost their citizenship status. The US was (and remains) screwed up…