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Jul 14, 2023Liked by Sheluyang Peng

Really happy to see your work being recognized and appearing on more and more platforms, Sheluyang.

Your observations are always insightful and your perspective is shared by many. Great post.

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Thank you. You are an excellent writer!!

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Jul 14, 2023Liked by Sheluyang Peng

Great writing, both here and in Unherd. Thanks.

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Jul 14, 2023Liked by Sheluyang Peng

So much better to be a cat.

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I wonder if cats discriminate against each other based on fur color, ear shape, etc.

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We don't. Smell, a little bit, but it's more an environmental thing.

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I don't know...I've seen a few cat fights, and it ain't pretty. (more like woke up in the middle of the night to hear a couple of toms snarling at each other)

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Jul 14, 2023·edited Jul 14, 2023

We get in fights all the time, usually over territory and queens, along with minor tussles over protocol (and queens will defend their litters like hellcats), but it's not as if I have it in for the cat down the way because he's part Saimese.

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Even better, the "fight" between two Noo Yawk tough guys - FU! No, FU, No, F Youuuuu!" Hilarious.

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" I’ve been thinking a lot about how the idea that all racial tension stems from White supremacy is… quite White supremacist in itself, as it denies non-White individuals any agency of our own."

Now that's just effing brilliant Yang. You've turned their "if you say you're colorblind, you're not", "some of my best friends" etc. memes right against them. I love when the Left is crushed at their own game!

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Thanks for the praise. For me it's not about Left or Right, it's about truth. I will pursue truth at any cost regardless of party affiliation.

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Must we come to the uncomfortable conclusion that Black and Asian people have divergent interests? Even though I am a firm liberal, it seems that if the GOP is able to expunge its virulently anti-Asian elements, it could be a natural home for first- and even second-generation Asian immigrants. Excellent article as always! Thanks for your courageous work!

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The GOP could easily secure power at all levels, all branches for the next few decades if it could purge its far right. So many formerly solid Dems (like me) would gladly go there without the pandering to the actual white supremacists and anti-gay* sentiment.

*Not trans, that insanity needs to be stopped, and Dems clearly aren't gonna do it. But the T has been attached to my L equality for so long now, that the good response from Rs on that are inevitably sweeping the sexual orientation parts of the alphabet soup into the mix too.

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Malcolm X was a great mind, lost too early and with so much still to accomplish. Thank you for carrying on his work and making your own mark.

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Thank you for another excellent essay. You speak the truth in a manner that is in depth and undeniable.

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You are an incredibly gifted writer. Amazing essay.

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