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Societal Deviant commented on the blog post Kim Kardashian: A one-sided analysis of the not-black girl we love and hate 1 year, 1 month ago · View
As a preface, I don’t know very much of anything about pop culture, and it is entirely new to me that Kim Kardashian has become a media icon for black culture. I am part Armenian, so, in spite of knowing nothing about her, I’ve always kind of liked knowing that an Armenian woman has finally [...]
As a preface, I don’t know very much of anything about pop culture, and it is entirely new to me that Kim Kardashian has become a media icon for black culture. I am part Armenian, so, in spite of knowing nothing about her, I’ve always kind of liked knowing that an Armenian woman has finally made an imprint on our media, even though I’ve been a bit ashamed that she is the person who represents Armenians in the media. Either way, I find it more than a little strange that she has been marketed to the black media. In terms of racial history, the history of Armenians can probably be best compared to the history of the Jewish people, in that Armenians were geographically distributed in small enclaves mostly throughout the Middle East and Russia. Armenians, like the Jewish people, were persecuted in part because they tended to be business owners and wealthier than the majority ethnic groups in the regions they lived. They were also persecuted for being Christian in Muslim-majority nations. At the beginning of the 20th century, Turkey committed mass genocide against the Armenians in Turkey and the survivors fled predominantly to Russia and Iran. My family escaped to the U.S. At one point, while planning the genocide against the Jewish people in Germany, Hitler said ”Go, kill without mercy . . . for who today remembers the annihilation of the Armenians.” I suppose I just find it funny that she is being treated as an icon in the black media because the history of persecution of African Americans and Armenians just seems very different, but, perhaps, the histories aren’t actually that different, and I suppose its all persecution, so what do I know. Either way, your article was interesting, and I just thought I’d give a quick history about Armenians.