The live-action "Ghost in the Shell" begins with the sentiment that "the line between humans and machines is disappearing," but the animated feature's beginning title card states: "In the near future: Corporate networks reach out to the stars, electrons and light flow throughout the universe. The advance of computerization, however, has not yet wiped out nations and ethnic groups." Hollywood continues to wipe out some ethnic groups. Neither the ending of "Ghost in the Shell" nor the Netflix offering of "Iron Fist" is likely to silence the Asian-American outrage on social media.
Tonawanda died from colon cancer in 2009 . Like many boxers, she had no pension or retirement fund to fall back on, and her remains were initially destined for a mass grave on Hart Island , New York City’s potter’s field. She was saved from that fate thanks to Ring 8, the nonprofit consortium of former prizefighters that she belonged to. The group, which provides financial assistance to veteran boxers, raised enough money for a marked grave for her in the Bronx. It was proof that boxing had ultimately accepted Tonawanda, long considered an outsider, as one of their own.