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PCness hasnt made it that far across the world yet. its really only a very recent western phenomenon. even in the 90s "no dogs, blacks or irish" signs were commonplace in england. today here, to circumvent the need to be non-racist and PC, shops simply have a sign which says "we reserve the right to refuse service to anyone" and then instruct the security guard to immediately escort out any travellers or romanians who may enter. from what ive heard from my korean ex gf, westerners' behavior in korea has a reputation not too far off that of travellers' or romanians' here, which might be a huge exaggeration but the point is there may be some justification for westerners experiencing discrimination there. whereas east asians are known as the least troublemaking minority there is here. there is still slurs shouted at them "chink" etc. but that is just nastiness not discrimination. foreigners are fond of playing the racism card for any little thing. true racism is non existent in ireland and england, probably america too, political correctness has all but made it extinct. people still love to get offended over slights though, which has kept a false shadow of racism alive, comparable to sexism.
These places are in Asia. Asia is for Asians, just like Europe is for Caucasians. I would expect to be treated bad in a place like Europe. But America is different. America is supposed to be multicultural/a melting pot and for all races/creeds. Also, America, especially the west coast has had a significant Asian presence since the 1800s, and in many Californian cities like Los Angeles, Chinese, and other Asians were already there in the 1600s, way before any anglo-saxon/western european settlers got there.
So you cannot say that America is a white land because it was never a white land in the first place and Asians did a LOT to build it, working as slave labor on the rail roads, for example.
So, getting these types of insults in America is unacceptable, especially if America is supposed to be for all peoples.
Getting called a chink or gook in Europe is understandable, as Asians shouldn't be living there in the first place, as it is the white/caucasian peoples' land.
The same can be said of Asia. If you are a foreigner and a descendant of western imperialists/the same ethnicity as them... well then you are going to have to expect being called some of those things.
Asia already treats most white people waay too well, while America treats Asians like shit even though America should be inclusive of Asians and Asia has no responsibility to be inclusive of caucasians, just like Europe does not have any responsibility to be inclusive of Asians.
Europe is for Caucasians, so slurs against Asians there is acceptable and expected
Asia is for Asians, so slurs against non-Asians/Caucasians is acceptable and expected
The USA has always been a multicultural/multiethnic country and Asians have been here since the 1600s, especially on the west coast, even before Anglos/western european caucasians, therefore slurs against Asians is unacceptable.
Last edited by lone_yakuza on Mon Nov 19, 2012 2:22 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Not sure if serious. I have had my life threatened by racist KKK rednecks here in the states and a knife pulled on me in one instance. Also threats to get some shotguns and shoot me. Pulled out my phone and dialed 911 when they had the knife and they ran away. If I didn't have my phone, things woulda gotten ugly. This all happened just because I'm Asian. I was just walking on the sidewalk in a rural part of town when this happened. And this was in Washington state, which is supposed to be one of the most liberal and inclusive states. Granted this was in Eastern Washington, which is not far from one of the KKK headquarters in Idaho. Of course most Washingtonians are pretty nice and open minded, but there are many hick, racist transplants from the deep south who have moved here apparently to get away from blacks and establish some KKK presence in Washington state. Also got the evil eye a lot while in Texas and North Dakota and Montana.
Well human nastiness in the private sector is one of the biggest problems. Because in America, Asians are protected by law, but most individuals and people in the private sector hate us and DO discriminate against us, such as not wanting to hire Asians just because they are Asians (usually only are anti-Asian males, they often hire Asian females so they can daydream about sticking their white corporate old money dicks in the Asian female mouths), which is why we are forced to go for certain majors and for certain jobs where likeability will be less of a factor and where there is a greater Asian presence.
This is why many doctors like my uncle and other family friends have their own clinics or form partnerships instead of trying to work for some company or government branch or local hospital.
This is also why many Asians opt to leave the corporate world, especially Asian males, because Asian males are never promoted and always end up at a dead end. Like the owner of a martial arts school, he used to work for wells fargo, and was way more qualified than many Asian women, yet the Asian women were promoted and got pay raises while he and other Asian males were stuck in the same position despite being overqualified and doing very good jobs and covering for lazy white workers. So he left to become an entrepreneur/martial arts school owner/instructor.
Becoming an engineer also means that you can qualify for some pretty good state jobs and the state/federal government cannot get away as easily with discriminating against Asian males.
This is why you see many Asians go for doctor/lawyer/engineer aside from the fact that those make lots of money... these jobs and your qualifications also mean you are less likely to be discriminated against just because you are an Asian male.
If you want a corporate job or some more "mainstream job" or entertainment industry job... good luck if you are an Asian male, cause you are gonna need it with all the hate and discrimination against us and the fact that nobody wants to network with us because many of us have been hated since high school just because we are Asian males. Most of the Asian male actors or artists/musicians are independent acts that got famous because of youtube, like kevjumba and a few others... and they managed to get the following of open-minded white/latina/latinos/other minorities and there support, which is the only reason they were successful. If they had tried to go to some white dominated company or Hollywood, they woulda been toast.
On the other hand, this Asian guy fails to get rejected ... or ... something like that.
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/kr ... 58341.html
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