Gook is a movie that explores LA's Korean and black communities in the Rodney King era


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Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/08/22/gook-is-a-movie-that-explores.html


#2

Interestingly (?) that word originally (in 1899) referred to Filipinos. It has shifted its use over the decades, moving from a slur for this Asian group to that Asian group (and to Nicaraguans!).

It’s only a coincidence that it resembles that Korean word, kuk (국).


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Don’t forget that Dick Gregory- Black comedian & activist who just died- wrote an autobiography titled Nigger
Titled such for a reason also.
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N.gger,
Nig—
N-----
N-gger

Shocked to see my last post appeared to be censored, so testing how this “black-outing” works…


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Yeah, what the fuck. If that book title has to be blotted out for sensitive eyes, so does the title of this movie.

“**** is a movie that explores LA’s Korean and black communities in the Rodney King era.”

Here’s a trailer for this very good movie.


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