Deciphering Culture

Why do Americans think the Japanese draw themselves as white? (@Sociological Images)

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Interesting post from the always excellent Sociological Images.

GUEST POST: WHY DO THE JAPANESE DRAW THEMSELVES AS WHITE?

Please welcome Guest Blogger, Julian Abagond.  Abagond is a middle-class, West Indian, New Yorker; he is also a computer programmer who enjoys ancient Greek.  He writes whatever he wants at his blog.  In the borrowed post below, he explains that the question is really “Why do Americans think that the Japanese draw themselves as white?”  Enjoy.

Why do the Japanese draw themselves as white? You see that especially in manga and anime.

As it turns out, that is an American opinion, not a Japanese one. The Japanese see anime characters as being Japanese. It is Americans who think they are white. Why?  Because to them white is the Default Human Being. (for the rest, click here).

Also, check out: GUEST POST: THE UNBEARABLE WHITENESS OF BEING HUMAN

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Written by Jeffrey Callen

August 30, 2010 at 10:21 am

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