Burma’s underground punk scene
And so continues my delighted research of non-white, non-Western punk!
The OP said these particular punks were Burmese
It’s cool to be interested in punks scenes outside of America and Europe,
but you don’t have to say they’re ‘non-white’ at the sight of a darker skin tone or an epicanthic fold or a different hair texture
It’s okay to acknowledge nationality in addition to race, because these punks aren’t defined by simply not being white and not from Europe or America. They aren’t ‘not white’, ‘not western’ they are Burmese. They’re east Asian.
They’re not stripped down, liberal science projects without white skin. They’re people. They’re Burmese, and it’s probably good to remember that because punk is highly focused in on the local scene. Them being from Burma is probably really important to them, them being from a particular city in Burma is also probably really important.
If white, western punks don’t rule the alternative world(and they don’t), then you don’t have to talk about them simply as being a lack of white skin and western geography.