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“Cho and Chang are both last names. They are both Korean last names. I am supposed to be Chinese. Me being named “Cho Chang” is like a Frenchman being named “Garcia Sanchez.”

Apparently some Asian people got pissed because Cho Chang could “technically” be a Chinese first and last name. Rostad later stated in a comprehensive response that she knew, but sacrificed the details for a punchline.

Whatever criticism of racial stereotypes aside, Cho Chang is still a pretty shitty character and a pretty stupid name.

(As far as I know, no Chinese person romanizes Qiu as “Cho.”  A more extreme analogy would be like spelling Hussein “Hoosayne.”)

Categories: Social commentary Tags: Asian, harry potter, JK Rowling, race, rachel rostad, racial indentity, slam poetry

rachel rostad

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Posts Tagged ‘rachel rostad’

“Cho and Chang are both last names. They are both Korean last names. I am supposed to be Chinese. Me being named “Cho Chang” is like a Frenchman being named “Garcia Sanchez.”

Apparently some Asian people got pissed because Cho Chang could “technically” be a Chinese first and last name. Rostad later stated in a comprehensive response that she knew, but sacrificed the details for a punchline.

Whatever criticism of racial stereotypes aside, Cho Chang is still a pretty shitty character and a pretty stupid name.

(As far as I know, no Chinese person romanizes Qiu as “Cho.”  A more extreme analogy would be like spelling Hussein “Hoosayne.”)

Categories: Social commentary Tags: Asian, harry potter, JK Rowling, race, rachel rostad, racial indentity, slam poetry