Author Archives: Takuan Amaru

About Takuan Amaru

Takuan Amaru is an accomplished writer, teacher, public speaker, and youth advocate. He is the author of over 100 published articles ranging on such diverse topics as popular culture / music, ancient spirituality, and philosophy. Takuan borrows from his various experiences as a soldier, social worker, athlete, Hip Hop artist, and teacher to connect with readers on a very intimate level. He makes his home in Nagoya, Japan. For more information, please email him at takuanamaru@gmail.com or connect on Facebook. Websites: 1. www.gaikokujin-thestory.com 2. www.afroasiatic.jp.

AfroAsiatic Perspectives15: Defining the 3 Types of Humans

Takuan Amaru Molecular anthropologists are often asked if DNA, bone marrow, or other markers can tell what “race” you are. Although some scientists claim there are a few distinguishing marks on our genes, most seem to agree the short answer … Continue reading

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AfroAsiatic Perspectives 14: Half Man…Half Amazing!

Takuan Amaru “Nas is like the Afrocentric Asian, half man…half amazing!” ~ lyrics by Nas, It Ain’t Hard to Tell In 2000, for the first time in history, the United States Census Bureau offered respondents the option of identifying themselves … Continue reading

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AfroAsiatic Perspectives 13: When will the Force Awaken?

by Takuan Amaru “Don’t be too proud of this technological terror you’ve constructed. The ability to destroy a planet is insignificant next to the power of the Force!” ~Darth Vader to Admiral Motti, referring to the space station, “Death Star” … Continue reading

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AfroAsiatic Perspectives #12: Back to Black…the Key is in the Melanin

By Takuan Amaru “Once upon a time, Human Beings were exactly that, ‘Hue’ (color) Man Beings” ~Dr. John Henrik Clark Does Black equal Melanin-Rich? Although “Black” is a color similar to other colors (blue, red, white, brown, etc.), there is … Continue reading

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AfroAsiatic Perspectives #11: “Stereotypes of a Black Male Misunderstood…”

by Takuan Amaru Part I: Empathize “I thought about the black men who turned their heads during slavery as if they didn’t know the white master was raping their wife, daughter, sister, and even mother. I tried to understand what … Continue reading

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2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health: The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is doing awesome!. Crunchy numbers The Leaning Tower of Pisa … Continue reading

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AfroAsiatic Perspectives #10: 2011… Mind Control vs. the ‘Resolutionary’

“Anything is possible with a devil that has this much technology at his disposal” ~Bro. Polight Continue reading

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