Racist BookCover WhiteWashing “The Immortal Rules”




This latest book published by Harlequin teens is about  the protagonist girl named Allie Sekemoto  who is turned into a vampire. She is described as having East Asian Descent:

My reflection stared back at me, a dirty-faced girl with straight black hair and “squinty eyes,” as Rat put it.
“Or maybe I’ll just save it for that sweet little Asian doll. We don’t get many whores through here, do we, boys?”
“I should have known,” he said, coming forward. “I should have known you would be drawn to that. It’s very fitting, actually.”
“It’s perfect,” I said, holding up the sword. “What is it, anyway?”
Kanin regarded me with amusement. “What you’re holding is called a katana.”


the publishers display their racist nature by choosing to place a picture of a White/Caucasian woman on the cover what’s more insulting and dehumanizing is that the Author Julie Kagawa is herself a Japanese American


there is a movie adaptation planned and due to Hollywood’s racist hatred against people of colour, a white actress may be picked to portray the East Asian Character Allie Sekemoto




Beastie Boys sued over alleged copyright infringement



Beastie Boys are once again being sued over their alleged use of unlicensed samples. The rappers used parts of two songs by the US go-go band Trouble Funk without permission, according to papers filed just one day before the death of Adam Yauch.

Yauch, his Beastie bandmates, and their labels are all named in a lawsuit by Tuf America, the company that represents Trouble Funk. The suit alleges that Trouble Funk’s tracks Drop the Bomb and Say What, both issued in 1982, were sampled repeatedly by Beastie Boys in the late 80s. The lawsuit was filed in New York federal court on Friday. Yauch died on Saturday morning.

According to Tuf America’s complaint, the Beasties’ song Shadrach allegedly samples Say What, while Drop the Bomb is apparently used on two tracks from the rappers’ debut album, as well as on Car Thief, from 1989’s Paul’s Boutique. Although the statute of limitation for copyright infringement has passed, Tuf America say the Beastie Boys never declared the samples had been used, and accuse the group of “purposely concealing the integration” of Trouble Funk’s original music. “Only after conducting a careful audio analysis of Shadrach,” they wrote, “[were we] able to determine that Shadrach incorporates the Say What sample.”

Despite Tuf America’s allegations, all of the Beastie Boys’ Trouble Funk samples have been noted on the website Who Sampled – and on Wikipedia – for some time. The Beastie Boys’ labels did attempt to license all of the samples on their records, even before 1991’s landmark sampling case between Gilbert O’Sullivan and Biz Markie.

Tuf America alleges copyright infringement, unjust enrichment and misappropriation. In addition to seeking punitive damages, it has requested a permanent injunction forbidding the Beastie Boys from selling recordings that contain these samples.