15 March 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Be Still My Heart: Yokohama Publicly Decries Racism!

Be Still My Heart: Yokohama Publicly Decries Racism!

A couple of the most popular questions I get asked by readers are some variation of why I’ve stayed in Japan, and why did I move to Yokohama. Well…those who read my first book know that my first place of residence in Japan was in the now internationally infamous Urawa, a city in Saitama. The following [...]

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04 April 2013 ~ 24 Comments

Niggas and Japs: Racism and Right Wing Ideology in Japanese Hip-Hop

Niggas and Japs: Racism and Right Wing Ideology in Japanese Hip-Hop

The following two videos are about the Hip-Hop scene in Japan. The first is from a presentation done at UCLA of the results of research done by a student of Japanese Hip-Hop by the name of Dexter Thomas on Racism and Right-Wing ideology in Japanese Hip-Hop. The second video is a similar presentation but with [...]

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04 April 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Hi! My Name is Loco…The Lost Chapters (and Comments) #4: Young, Gifted, Black…and Racist

Hi! My Name is Loco…The <em><strong>Lost</strong></em> Chapters (and Comments) #4: Young, Gifted, Black…and Racist

Here’s another jewel from the Hunterfly Road Publishing vault.  This one also made it into the book, “Hi! My Name is Loco and I am a Racist”, as part of chapter 5. I’ve included this post in the series not so much because of the comments it generated  at the time (though I have included them), but because [...]

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03 April 2013 ~ 5 Comments

Hi! My Name is Loco…The Lost Chapters (and Comments) #3: Should the Tenets of “Western” Morality Apply in Japan?

Hi! My Name is Loco…The <em><strong>Lost</strong></em> Chapters (and Comments) #3: Should the Tenets of “Western” Morality Apply in Japan?

Here’s another jewel from the Hunterfly Road Publishing vault. However this one did make it into the book, “Hi! My Name is Loco and I am a Racist”, as part of chapter 3. I’ve included this post in the series mostly because of the comments it generated at the time. It was one of the more [...]

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22 March 2013 ~ 17 Comments

Sh*t Apologists Say About The Empty/Gaijin Seat + Some Intentionally Silly Stuff

Sh*t Apologists Say About The Empty/Gaijin Seat + Some Intentionally Silly Stuff

First a couple of videos people have shot showing this phenomenon.       Now, this: SMH I like the fact that she finds it problematic to assume racism whenever the empty seat is encountered. People who have read my book and blog know that I concur. However, I don’t think pulling a number like [...]

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05 February 2013 ~ 0 Comments

A Conversation with Ashley: Are You A Racist?

A Conversation with Ashley: Are You A Racist?

The following is an interview I did with Ashley over at Surviving in Japan almost exactly a year ago. It’s one of my favorites so I thought I’d share it with you guys. Enjoy!   Today I’m thrilled to introduce to you Baye McNeil, also known as “Loco,” of the popular blog, Loco in Yokohama. [...]

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30 August 2012 ~ 2 Comments

An Angry Black Man Says to an Elderly Korean Couple…

An Angry Black Man Says to an Elderly Korean Couple…

…I’m right fucking here, right in your motherfucking grill!!” Today marks the first anniversary of this incident on a bus in South Korea. Watching this video, again, today, I’m STILL filled with all kinds of emotions that defy my efforts to convert them into the appropriate words. I tried a year ago as some of [...]

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23 May 2012 ~ 5 Comments

On High Sensitivity, Shattered Reality & Panini: A Review

On High Sensitivity, Shattered Reality & Panini: A Review

Just thought I’d share this review of “Hi! My Name is Loco and I’m a Racist” with you guys, written by Orchid 64…enjoy Random Thoughts: Hi, My Name Is Loco and I Am a Racist Shortly after returning to the U.S., I went into a little shop that sold panini and wine. It was small and [...]

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19 May 2012 ~ 70 Comments

Why Do Gaijin Clash…? pt.3: The Dark Side Of “When In Rome…”

Why Do Gaijin Clash…? pt.3: The Dark Side Of “When In Rome…”

If you haven’t done so already, check out part 1 here & part 2 here, before continuing. You WILL need the context! OK! Let’s keep this moving… So, you’re thinking about moving to Japan, are you? You’ve heard rumors that the Japanese are racist and/or xenophobic and you want to hear from reliable, conscientious, thoughtful [...]

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15 May 2012 ~ 49 Comments

Why Do Gaijin Clash Over The Issue Of Racism In Japan? pt.2: Trust Issues

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3y7iLlYi9M&feature=player_embedded”>Hikosaemon’s vlogs 

Before I begin part 2, if you haven’t already, please check out part 1 here. We all up to speed? Cool. OK! Let’s get this out of the way: Is there racism in Japan? Silly question. You might as well be asking is the sky blue, or is water wet. Yes, Virginia, there is racism in [...]

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