23 July 2010 ~ 3 Comments

Live from Locohama, S2/E28: Survival of the Suicidal

Live from Locohama, S2/E28: Survival of the Suicidal

Well, it’s natsu yasumi (summer vacation) for us ALTs, thus the pause in my Reality Show. I’ve been spending most of my vacation thus far knee deep in my summer writing project / catharsis / purging / self-therapy series I call: Hi! My name is Loco…and I am a racist! For those of you who, despite it drifting slightly off […]

22 July 2010 ~ 24 Comments

Hi! My name is Loco…and I am a racist! pt.8

Hi! My name is Loco…and I am a racist! pt.8

click here for pt 1 “Have a seat, Private,” Drill Sergeant James ordered, and I obeyed. His office was a tiny airless room which could just as well have been a broom closet, near the front entrance to the barracks. The OD Green paint on the walls was chipped, the filthy window was wired and shut, his Drill […]

20 July 2010 ~ 16 Comments

Hi! My name is Loco…and I am a racist! pt.7

Hi! My name is Loco…and I am a racist! pt.7

click here for pt 1 I mentioned that my drill sergeant hated me with a passion. I had challenged his authority that first week and since then he’d taken a personal interest and making me suffer. He couldn’t put his hands on me, though. There’d be all kids of hell to pay if he did. But, he could yell, get all in […]

18 July 2010 ~ 16 Comments

Hi! My name is Loco…and I am a racist! pt.6

Hi! My name is Loco…and I am a racist! pt.6

click here for pt 1 One night, after pulling Kitchen Police duty, I was out behind the Mess Hall having a smoke, just chilling and thinking, alone, as I was prone to do, about being back home in New York hanging with like-minded people, when suddenly out of the shadows stepped Burns. My guards went up. […]

16 July 2010 ~ 25 Comments

Hi! My name is Loco…and I am a racist! pt.5

Hi! My name is Loco…and I am a racist! pt.5

click here for pt 1 ***Please be advised that there are graphic still photos of lynchings below. While these photos are germane to the subject matter, some viewers may find these images disturbing. The US Armed Services were racially segregated until 1948. 1948! That means the barracks I slept in during Basic Training was once for […]

14 July 2010 ~ 8 Comments

Hi! My name is Loco…and I am a racist! pt.4

Hi! My name is Loco…and I am a racist! pt.4

click here for pt 1 Fort Jackson, South Carolina, in an area known as Tank Hill, is where I did my Basic Training. In World War II barracks we lived (see pic above) and on Vietnam War era weapons we were trained.  You couldn’t help but think, lying there in your bunk in these ancient barracks, that legions of […]

13 July 2010 ~ 22 Comments

Hi! My name is Loco…and I am a racist! pt.3

Hi! My name is Loco…and I am a racist! pt.3
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click here for pt 1 You would think I would have it in for my teachers from my elementary days. After all they were the ones to first plant this seed of racism in my soul. But, I actually owe them a great deal of gratitude. Why? The biggest problem among black people in the US, in my […]

12 July 2010 ~ 11 Comments

Hi! My name is Loco…and I am a racist! pt.2

click here for pt 1 If you haven’t guessed it, by my definitions of the various types of racists, I qualify as a Poser. In other words, I should know better. I’m ashamed of myself. I’m guilt-ridden. I could mount my cyber-soap box and defend and/or rationalize my racism til I’m blue in the face but the […]

10 July 2010 ~ 30 Comments

Hi! My name is Loco…and I am a racist! pt.1

At least, I think I am. I mean, racism is so difficult to define, isn’t it?  But, recent events and a careful and honest assessment of my response to these events have brought me to this conclusion. There’s always the dictionary definition of racism to refer to, but, like pornography, racism is one of those things you […]

08 July 2010 ~ 9 Comments

Live from Locohama S2/E27: The girls in the hall

Live from Locohama S2/E27: The girls in the hall

The Board of Education showed up at School C today. Different guys from the ones that had shown up at School B, but with the same dynamic. Only this 偉い人 (big shot) had two underlings instead of one. I wish I had a picture to show you what I mean by the following phrase: the teachers were […]