Congrats to @slantsofficial
on a Supreme Court ruling in their favor! Their case came up when we were checking to see if anyone else had the name Slant'd, and we couldn't believe they weren't allowed to reclaim this term, as we had also set out to do.
We love the name Slant'd. Not only does it reclaim a derogatory stereotype, but it also embodies our provocative nature: through the work we showcase, we plan to tell it like it is, and bring the good, the bad and the ugly front and center so that we can spark meaningful conversation about #AsianAmerican
We're thrilled for the Slants' victory, but we also can't help but lament the fact that the ruling doesn't distinguish between reclaimed names (such as The Slants) vs appropriated names (like the Redskins). Freedom of speech is certainly a right that we should all have the ability to exercise, but not at the expense of others. What are your thoughts on the ruling?
(pic via @slantsofficial