At 1/18/10 07:56 PM, Grubby wrote:
I read the Time magazine article about our asian-american star, Jeremy Lin.
Harvard basketball player who's great, but faces racial slurs. Sure us Asians enjoy equal civil rights like voting, education, free speech, but we're not free from racial ridicule.
However, Jeremy Lin is a hero, ignoring the pathetic racial slurs and representing us Asians in a good light.
Even my bestest White friends (especially baseball players) say something about my Asianness at times. Nobody goes: "Oh, that white kid." They always have to include the word Asian in anything: "Oh, it's just some Asian kid."
But we need to ignore, and strive to become better so that they can only be in awe or jealousy.
Go Asians, go racial equality. Go America.
Your white friends might just don't like Asians, or don't care. Isn't the tallest b-ball player Asian as well, and I just hope the school I am going to isn't racist, or at the least not as racist as the old one.
Most people don't care about Asians, or think of us as evil, or quiet, or worthless, or even inferior. But that is definitely not true, in a way, I am more of either shy or a loner.