Ramblings of "Disgrace Girl", as in "What dis Grace girl is doing disgracing herself with her verboorrhea?!" Beware I inject phrases in Mandarin, Taiwanese, Japanese or French,even Yiddish like multilingual roulette. I am bad at being a good proper Chinese girl.
Married to Mr. Kitty Banker Husband-san. Two kids, Evil Techie #1 son (Freako) and #2 son (Kong-kong). Living in an ivory tower within a fish bowl in "Bankersville", CT.
Topics: Race, social justice, culture, East Asia, America, feminism, classic film, and my family who reminds me daily, " Mom, you're weird."
Tact in audacity is knowing how far you can go without going too far.
— Jean Cocteau
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MLK’s son, Martin Luther King III, told USA TODAY that he likes the statue.”I’ve seen probably 50 sculptures of my dad, and I would say 47 of them are not good reflections — that’s not to disparage an artist,” King said. “This particular artist — he’s done a good job.”
However, Ed Dwight, a sculptor in Denver who was originally slated to build the statue, said Dr King would be “turning over in his grave” if he knew his likeness had been conceived by someone living under a Communist regime.
“He would rise up from his grave and walk into their offices and go, ‘How dare you?’”
Personally I don’t know enough about Lei YiXin’s background to comment on political appropriateness, but how in the world is the statue “too Asian” looking?
Master sculptor Lei Yixin stands at the base of the 30-feet-tall sculpture at the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial. Lei and his team carved and assembled 159 granite blocks to create the memorial’s “Mountain of Despair” and “Stone of Hope,” which features the American civil rights pioneer gazing into the horizon.