So let's get down to business.
My bro and I have been at this for weeks, but I want to hear some input about the concept of the Pan-Asianic idea as a basis for the concept of "Half/part Asian" I.E. Hapa. Do you think this de-legitimitizes the classification of Hapa, in that the pan-asianic movement combined with a mixture of "other" (for lack of a better word) blood breeds not only a distinct set of cultures with historic traditions, but multiple cultures in constant flux?
And before you start throwing in Pan-African movement as a counterargument, let me throw in that Pan-Africanism in America (South and North) is bred partially from the slave trade as an act of separating multiple African cultures from their roots, and hence stunting their communication with culture. There's more to it, but those of you who've studied African studies can see the inherent differences in Pan-Asianic and Pan-African, and likewise the similarities (i.e. "White Bread" perspective"), which may be pertinent to the topic.
Look forward to seeing what ya have to say.
Your moderator - Joe