This is my first post, and I’m doing it since I love the program WaniKani for the most part, and it’s helped me INCREDIBLY in furthering my Japanese, but some of the mnemonics are shameful.
Like what’s up with the constant use of the KKK? With the bloody history and extreme racism of it (not to mention the current unveiling of white supremacists in the US), it’s shameful that crusades of people are being numbed or socialized to the casual and humorous use of the KKK for their own benefit in remembering kanji.
I understand that mnemonics are supposed to be shocking to help people remember, but that doesn’t mean it has to be racist to mention the least.
Koichi, and other leaders of WaniKani, with the already existing critique on the racist tendencies in Japan and in Japanese, I urge you to replace the use of the KKK mnemonics as to not be seen as another Japanese racist platform.
I say these words with love and a vision for a more just WaniKani <3