Racism becomes much like the air in which we breathe … Most folks have no reason to dare or even think about questioning that which is normal — that which is business as usual.Because this peculiar institution, racism, becomes a part of the very structure in which one resides, operates and works; institutions and organizations also yield to structurally racialized spaces.The Book of Mormon states, 'black and white, bond and free, male and female; … We do not tolerate racism in any form." In 2006, then Church president Gordon B.Hinckley declared that, "no man who makes disparaging remarks concerning those of another race can consider himself a true disciple of Christ. Located in those good schools, one can assume would be good teachers. Where are the “good spaces” located, and who tends to teach, administrate and attend those “good” schools?
For example, historians have identified hundreds of blatantly racist statements made by past Church prophets and leaders, including Joseph Smith, Brigham Young, Wilford Woodruff, and John Taylor.
Unusual numbers of photos of elite white men are still in the news lately, since the our popular-vote-losing President Donald Trump has filled his cabinet and coteries of advisors with them.
Most are from the right wing of the ruling white male elite, and that elite clearly remains in full power, as it has for att least four centuries in this country.
But have you ever heard of Rice Queens being used to refer to non-Asian women who go after Asian men? While Asian straight women are one of the most fetishized dating prospects, Asian straight men, on the other hand, are the least, virtually invisible when it comes to sexy images in popular culture, even when they are on par in terms of physical attractiveness as their non-Asian equivalents.(Asian gay men fall somewhere in between, being either highly fetishized or being told "no Asians" on dating sites.
Yet activism has taken place within the Asian gay male community, such as the Sexual Racism Sux campaign or a new site for Asian gay men, launched by local Edward Ho, to share their dating experiences and other efforts.