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Help! We Don't Know What 'We' Are, And Things Are Changing!

By: on 12 Jul 2009

As you may have noted if you have followed this blog or many others relating to matters South Asian and authored by people racialised in the United States, there is a substantial amount of debate about what various terms mean or which ones to use.  The constancy of this debate is interesting in and of itself, even if its content is tired for people who have already participated in them - why do South Asian Americans or whatever we call ourselves create spaces that continuously and neverendingly debate what the label for the community is?

Governor Jindal Turns Down Stimulus Money For Unemployment Insurance

He fears that the money will run out in three years.

"We must be careful and thoughtful as we examine all the strings attached to the funding in this package. We cannot grow government in an unsustainable way."

Prudence -fair enough; but dear prudence, won't you open up your eyes?.  If you were going to be careful and thoughtful wouldn't you a) not decide to be the first of 50 people to turn something down b) not provide a transparent ideological response to it that makes very little sense?  Or to put it more succinctly: @#$@#%#@%@$#%. 

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