Created By: soojinyeh on November 10, 2012
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Racism against Asians

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I can't figure out how to use the forums so I'll just post it here. I was trying to point out that racism against Asians is very prevalent in the States and they deleted what I said.

why can't I say this? It's true, isn't it? There's been books written on the topic: http://www.amazon.com/Chinese-Girl-Ghetto-Ying-Ma/dp/1460970454. Jeremy Lin is called all sorts of racial slurs by the media and no one bats an eye: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2012/feb/21/jeremy-lin-racism-asian-americans 54 percent of Asians report being bullied in school, which is higher than all of the other ethnicities:http://www.capm.state.mn.us/pdf/bullying_brief_2012.pdf And there's plenty of reports of Asians being attacked: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZ8rVx8IBGk

All my life I was repeatedly harrassed and beaten; to this day I am still unable to go anywhere without everyone going "ching chang chong chinaman!" at me. Every Asian person I talk to also reports the same thing. Why was Virginia Tech shot up again? Oh yeah cause he was being harrassed to death for being Asian. Funny thing is, it usually comes from black people for some reason.

But if I dare to speak out against it, people treat me like there's something wrong with me and I get vehement denial. People will hurl ching chong racial slurs against me and then turn around and say they were just joking and it wasn't about race when confronted even though it clearly was.

Try an experiement and ask all your Asian friends about getting the whole "ching chong" thing all the time. I promise you, you won't be able to find a single Asian person living in the United States that hasn't gotten this.

And yet when I raise awareness about this FACT... I get denial. Why is this?
Community Feedback Replies: 5
  • November 10, 2012
    KZN02
    Too specific and too much real life examples? At least from what I gather what you're saying.
  • November 10, 2012
    DracMonster
    YKTTW is for proposing new pages, not soapboxing (I'm not trying to flame, but we have the forums for discussions like this.) If you want to know how to use the forums, go to the TV Tropes Forum page.

    As an aside, the Yellow Peril page has some historical background on racism toward asians in the US you might find interesting to read.
  • November 10, 2012
    Fighteer
    This isn't a trope, it's a rant. Discarded.
  • November 27, 2012
    lalaone
    They already said they cant figure out how to use the forums.
  • December 8, 2012
    LokIago
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/discussion.php?id=ppl4b22mg860koyi1n5bz04f&trope=DiscardedYKTTW