Racism and (Un)Intentionality

  I don’t look for what is and what is not racist. I just happen to have the ability to think. Just last night, I saw a frat pledge dressed as Ash Ketchum from Pokemon, a beloved¬†anime (Japanese animation) which America embraced and broadcasted. It is still popular today among youth and young adults regardless of background, especially on its Nintendo games. The pledge class has a handful of Asians among their total of 26 pledges. This pledge happened to be Asian. My initial reaction was my amusement at the…