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A glance of distrust on the sidewalk. A seemingly harmless question. An empty seat on an otherwise packed train.

To blogger and author Baye McNeil, these are the moves of a dance — one that he came to know all too well, but one that nobody else seemed to be noticing. It revolves around how Japanese people view and react to non-Japanese people. McNeil, writing as “Loco,” dissects every move of the dance in his blog and in the book “Hi! My Name is Loco and I’m a Racist.”

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