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#26 Comparing People

Posted March 6th, 2008 by Peter · 55 Comments
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“I hate the Asian Stare. It happens often and its actually incredibly rude. I’m pretty sure the staring is to check the other person out”“ their clothes, their face, the way they act”“ in order to compare with them.

That should be another entry: #26 Comparing with Other People, be it how smart/skinny/talented their Asian kids are, how much money another Asian makes, how big another Asian’s house is, etc. Asians love to compare and they love to be the best. And they compare partly by ~staring~ and scoping out the competition.” -Comment by LOL

yellYou come home from school and pick up a box of cereal to munch on. Your mom, seemingly out of nowhere, pours out her distress about an experience with a hispanic at work. She proceeds to tell you about her friend’s daughter, who has recently been accepted to U.C.L.A. You stare back with blood boiling, eyes tearing, and ego nearly crushed. You then stop the flow of emotion, as you realize this conversation has occurred more than once in the past.

Not much different from any other human race, Asians are judgmental creatures with their own set of stereotypes, prejudices, and social boxes. Maybe you are being thrown into a social box while reading this post. No one will really know. There are tons of categories Asians throw people into upon first glance. Asians see other asians as:

1. First Generation: People who were born in Asia and immigrated to the states such as Asian parents and children. There are more Southeast Asian countries (including mainland China) in this bracket. They tend to be lower-income due to the struggles of assimilating to a new culture while staying true to their own. The language barrier impedes in the process of finding jobs and as a result, a vast majority have poor health care (includes Medi-Cal). This group is very traditional and carries strong Asian customs with them.

2. Second Generation: People who were born in the states. They are usually more Americanized, and immigrated from countries like Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea, Japan, etc… Their grandparents or parents worked hard from nothing many decades back; however, time has enabled them to establish themselves, so this group tends to be more well-off than first generations. Remember, there are exceptions in all groups but these descriptions describe the majority.

3. White Washed: Asians that have decided to abandon their asian heritage. Some purposely marry into a white family. To make matters worse, they will refuse to teach their children their own language and will try their hardest to avoid their asian parents in order to keep their children from knowing too much.

4. Money-Hungry: These asians own nail salons and multiple houses. They are ruthless and will do anything in order to get to the top. They blatantly do their jobs in order to receive a high flow of income, and their children may turn out to be spoiled rotten due to it.

Conversely, asians see people of other races as either:

1. Non-Asian:









Everyone (black, mexican, bosnian, etc…) including even “asians” from India. (White people are NOT included in this classification.)

2. White:

Very well off and have created a society that is imitated around the world. These include all people that look white, including the Scots, Germans, Brits, an so on… These people have been “born” into their current situations because their parents have inherited it from their parents; and they, from their parents. They are also currently living the “american” dream.

Stated above, Asians are able to compare people of other races with themselves because they have made a hierarchy of racial ethnicity that they refer to. However, it is very difficult for Asians to understand that there are many people of other races that have very distinct cultural values. It is only natural, as the majority of people Asians see in America or television are indeed white. For example, when Asians see blacks or hispanics on television, they are usually involved in drug trafficking or murder. Though untrue, these predispositions cause Asians to believe that people of other races are always involved in certain activities. The media often glorifies the white sector of the United States population, causing Asians to see them as the world’s heroes.

When comparing to themselves, Asians will say white people are much better off (they have been in America the longest). Otherwise, they will say that they are better off than any other race. This is usually the case until Asian parents compare their children to other Asian children. According to asian4, “Your parents always boast about you to all the other Vietnamese parents, or your parents totally dog on how stupid you are to other Vietnamese parents.” This is totally true in most cases, as Asian parents will glorify you if you succeed but neglect you if you are a failure. Common comparisons include those about grade point average, college prospects (stamfurt), classes taken in school (calculus in middle school), and even physical stature in some cases. “You should drink more milk! Thao’s son is 5’11″ “ These comparisons, though very frustrating for their children to hear, motivate their children to do well in school even though they may seem quite apathetic of them.

Now you know the asian prototypes for stereotypes, it’s as simple as “black and white.” Asians know that they are stereotyped a great deal by other races. Asians make up for it though, as asian stereotypes of other races are very incomplete and non-comprehensive. These preconceptions mostly serve to motivate asians to strive to do better and move up the social ladder. With this in mind, the next time you see an asian parent comparing their son or daughter to someone else’s, know that it is only to make them stronger and more focused in life. The same applies to receiving extra instruction (tutoring). It is not merely an excuse to nag at their children, it is a life lesson. For these reasons, asians find that Comparing People is very essential to the perpetuation of their race.

Notice to people that do not support our views:

It is a known fact that the more assimilated you are into another culture, the more comfortable your standard-of-living is. If Asian parents don’t want to uphold the culture or traditions from their homeland, the subsequent second generation kids and beyond will become more Americanized, will not be able to speak their own languages, and will be disconnected to past Asian values and customs. Remember, this entire blog is about generalizations – some real, some just for entertainment, so the best way to look at things is that there are specific generalizations or stereotypes for each Immigrant generation. (this was added in response to a reader that thought that “none” of these posts applied to any Asians at all and were merely white elitist stereotypes. Yeah Right…) Please email us personally if you have a problem, but do not try to spam every single post. It’s very unbecoming.

Thank You,
Your Admin

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55 responses so far ↓

  • 1 June's Mom // Mar 6, 2008 at 11:27 pm

    but you…you always take worst quality crab, because you have best quality heart. =)

  • 2 6mile // Mar 7, 2008 at 4:23 am

    I’m Indian and I happened to be passing through and I have to say your spot on. Indians are just the same, to the core. Everything you wrote matches them good. Except maybe; Indian see others races as; Chinese ( japse, chinese, malay…) , White and Other.

  • 3 Grace // Mar 7, 2008 at 6:58 am

    “Please email us personally if you have a problem, but do not try to spam every single post. It’s very unbecoming.”

    But Admin… you forgot about “Stuff Asians Like #27: Bitching about other Asians on the Internet.”

    :)

  • 4 SD Steve // Mar 7, 2008 at 10:46 am

    Second generation Asians say they are “disoriented” when referring to themselves and their friends, especially the ones that have Americanized more than others and are in the higher paying professions. This drives their immigrant parents crazy!

  • 5 Justin // Mar 7, 2008 at 2:38 pm

    since this page is a public project, you should write a post to your own standard of funniness then

  • 6 Peter // Mar 7, 2008 at 2:45 pm

    I’m w/ John Cho (who I’m assuming is not the same John that was in Harold and Kumar) on this one.

    I agree with the titles of almost all of the posts, but I don’t really want to laugh when I read the actual content.

    While the Stuffwhitepeoplelike blog makes biting observations and uses satire in a hilarious way, this blog just seems to state somewhat off base facts that people won’t necessarily think is funny even if they are Asian. The reason the white people blog is so funny is because the writers intimately understand their section of “white people culture” (hipsters) and can therefore endlessly rib each other and laugh about it. I forward some of those posts to white friends and they wince in pain and laugh till they cry at the same because the posts are so true.

    I think the issue with this site is that the writers don’t really understand their “market” and the blog isn’t that well written…

    Like in this post, points 3 and 4 make it sound like all Asian Americans are immigrants or sons of daughters of immigrants when in fact Asians have been in the States for more than 150 years (SF Chinatown anyone?). Also the post makes it seem like no 1st or 2nd generation Asians can be white washed or money hungry. The categories should be exclusive to each other but still relate the other categories. If you talk about white washed, the next category should be FOBs. Instead of just stating facts, throw some humor in there! The posts don’t really contain very organized thoughts. Also, are all nail salon owners money hungry and since when was China part of Southeast Asia? – is there something I’m missing?

    Maybe this blog should be called stuff (insert your Asian ethnicity here) people like – instead of trying to target all Asians (who are a very diverse and non cohesive group), just target the web site at people who would get all the jokes and think it’s hilarious because right now you are alienating other Asians who don’t really get it.

    -Asiandude just trying to help out

  • 7 Asian Invasion // Mar 7, 2008 at 4:39 pm

    This is sooooo true. I find it is especially true in the Chinese and Cambodian communities and less true in the Vietnamese, Japanese, or Taiwanese communities.

    It used to be true for Koreans as well but it seems as though Korean families have become more laid back.

    Also, is it just me or do other people find that the way Asians define being “white-washed” is basically the way most normal people define “confidence”, “common sense” or “maturity?” . I am not talking about Asians who are ashamed of their heritage b/c they clearly lack confidence. However, I find that the ones who are most ashamed about their heritage are the loudest ones who always feel the need to brag and prove that their Asian ethnicity is superior. Typical inferiority complex at work. Just look at the commentary of any Youtube video having to do with Korea vs. another nation and you will see what I mean.

  • 8 Justin // Mar 7, 2008 at 4:42 pm

    hey dude, thanks for the suggestions. we’re well aware of this as we’re only in our starting stages. talking about asians knowing their markets is one story, we haven’t been here as long as white people and are very disunified….if we can point out some things that unify asians, we’ve done a good job at this point. humor will come. since this a public project, ive join in on the fun. maybe you should too. thanks for bring up FOBS. that in itself deserves its a whole separate post.

  • 9 Dr. Chan // Mar 7, 2008 at 6:09 pm

    We don’t really have to make such a post, the reason for that is FOBS won’t read this. In fact they might have a hard time understanding it.

  • 10 Natalie // Mar 8, 2008 at 10:58 am

    dang it… i wonder if my mom is mexican… she almost fits the “asian parent” description.

    the world was so simple until today

  • 11 YASPY Chick // Mar 11, 2008 at 12:49 pm

    I’m confused. My parents are Hong Kong FOBs, so are they second gen or first gen? They speak English, hold/held professional jobs, etc…

    As for comparing, yeah….I get the “so-and-so” is already a senior manager…and he/she isn’t even 30 yet!” comments all the time. It’s as if I’m not good enough!

  • 12 Justin // Mar 11, 2008 at 4:59 pm

    If your parents were born in Hong Kong, they would be the first generation in America despite how fast the acclimate in US.

  • 13 YASPY Chick // Mar 12, 2008 at 7:26 am

    Justin,

    That’s what I thought. Thanks!

    Hey, have you thought of doing a post on snooty HK immigrants? Or maybe you can let me do a guest post!

    C

  • 14 Minh // Mar 14, 2008 at 9:03 pm

    this was awesome, great work

  • 15 Mark // Mar 20, 2008 at 11:10 am

    Asians don’t think blacks are prone to criminality from what they have seen on TV, they believe it because it is true and they see it in their daily lives. Why be so politically correct about black crime? It’s out of control.

  • 16 zimri // Mar 21, 2008 at 4:35 pm

    My born-in-Vietnam former-boss used to call white people “Americans”. This was always jarring to me because she’s American too, now, right? And I never heard this mannerism from south Asians, Chinese, or Koreans.

  • 17 Anonymous // Mar 21, 2008 at 4:36 pm

    The American term for this phenomenon is “keeping-up-with-the-Jones’ ” and it probably exists in almost all cultures. It may seem unpleasant when you see it happen in your Asian family, but the same thing is also happening in many families of other ethnic backgrounds.

  • 18 Anonymous // Mar 21, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    “These include all people that look white, including the Scots, Germans, Brits, an so on…” lol. being scottish that’s pretty funny.

  • 19 TAnhT // Mar 23, 2008 at 1:45 am

    Peter, you are Vietnamese – am I right?

  • 20 Kristyn // Mar 23, 2008 at 6:00 am

    Mark,

    It IS a stereotype, as ALL races commit crime. Look at the Triads and the organized crime throughout Asia and EVEN in the Chinatowns of US that have been going on for YEARS! You don’t think they don’t have a hand in the MASSIVE surge in sex trafficking and the massage parlors/brothels across the world? So, Asians don’t commit crimes? They absolutely do, it’s more hidden, because Americans have this view that Asians “don’t do things like that.” And PLEASE, don’t leave out White people!!! You have mafia and other organized crime syndicates behind some of the restaurants, clubs, casinos, etc. Americans frequent, but may never know of on the surface. You have some horrific crime activity coming out of Eastern Europe and Russia, where sex trafficking (again), gun, and drug trafficking are off the chain!!! And it’s not just isolated in Europe. Many of those women are brought to the US to parlors that your beloved White people (who are lawyers, doctors, etc. and can do know wrong in some of your eyes) frequent. I know it’s VERY much of a fact in DC. So, I’m sick and tired of people trying to act as if Black people are the only, even the MOST in number of criminals. There are still way more White people in America, so statistically, you WILL have more White criminals. Take a visit to rural America and you’ll find some poor Whites who are heavy into drug dealing and other criminal elements. And take a trip to corporate America where white collar crime costs the country more money than blue collar crime ever could, but gets downplayed because the population is White. And I’m not White bashing, just putting out there what ANY reasonably intelligent person should know…there are criminals and good people in EVERY race. It’s NOT inherent!!!

  • 21 cooleyhigh // Mar 23, 2008 at 5:08 pm

    Hello! You don’t have a search box… it doesn’t look like you have a post about how Asian people like to do pedicures and manicures… and sell weave to the blacks… :)

    Borderline Racist, http://borderlineracist.wordpress.com

  • 22 Kristyn // Mar 25, 2008 at 6:35 am

    Cooleyhigh…they sell weaves to Blacks AND Whites. For instance, around the time Britney Spears had her head shaved, they were commenting that she got tired of the pain of have her hair weaved. You don’t REALLY think all celebrities get that fuller hair look on their own, do you? Some do, but Christina Aquilera on her “Lady Marmalade” video? Wake up! They’re trafficking hair from the poor Whites of Eastern Europe, and Europe in general, also. That hair goes primarily for White American women. I’ve seen old White women with the weave ponytails or buns, that are obvious because they’re twisted or the color difference. And let’s not forget wigs, which Britney Spears wore after her hair was cut off. Oh and on the media, after Paris Hilton got out of jail (what a joke), the SECOND service to arrive was a hair weaving one, in a BIG, WHITE van!!! Need I go on? People want to stereotype Black women as needing and wearing weave, but the truth is ALL women do for various reasons. Some don’t like their natural hair, some want to minimize the damage of their own hair from daily grooming, and, for the same reason we keep buying more shoes, purses, and clothes, women want a DIFFERENT look!!! Oh and your White drag queens wear weaves, also. Another stereotype that people don’t seem aware of, especially if they don’t deal closely with them is that YES, Black women are capable of having their own hair grow naturally!!! In fact, growing up in the south, before perms, women used to get their natural hair straightened through pressing and I recall MANY Black friends with hair past their shoulders. But the issue is, people have made up their minds that certain groups are like this and some are like that. Because they are too ignorant, lazy, or cowardly, to do the more DIFFICULT thing and interact with other races (including Asians, Whites, Blacks, Latinos), they rely on stereotypes. How pathetic. When you do this and down others, you’re actually making yourself look bad. And I’m speaking generally at this point, not to Cooley.

  • 23 Toby // Mar 27, 2008 at 7:43 am

    I think the experience for Asian Americans is a lot different for Asian Canadians. Americans feel more pressure to assimilate to American culture, whereas Canadians are encouraged to assimilate while still keeping their own cultural tradition and norms. I live in a very multicultural society and in my community, a vast majority are asians, and surrounded by asian stores and services. I never felt pressure to be one way or another and I know other people who feels the same. So I don’t entirely agree with the notion that the more assimilated you are, the more successful you are. I know plenty of people who are very successful and still hold onto their culture and very happy to. I’m very lucky and very glad to have the best of both worlds.

  • 24 Clint // Mar 27, 2008 at 9:27 am

    In response to Peter’s response to John Cho:

    I beg to differ. I am Asian, and my reaction to the post was exactly how you described your white friends’ reaction to the SWPL. Most of my Asian friends are EXTREMELY judgmental, when compared to my non-Asian friends. And sometimes, that includes myself.

    Although, I do think the categories could have been titled better, or made even more generalized.

    But perhaps I only like it because as a 5th generation on both sides, I probably belong in category 3.

  • 25 Asian Central // Mar 28, 2008 at 2:55 pm

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  • 26 flyhigh // Apr 8, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    i think this post is just about spot on. Of course it’s not a research paper and a lot of it is just pure opinion, generalization, and over simplifying so i think some people are getting a little too butt hurt here. Since a lot of the readers here are asian just reflect on experiences with your parents. Im hapa, my mom is asian(1st generation) and she compares with other races all the time. She says she isn’t racist but she constantly complains about ethnic minorities and even other asians and it’s sad to hear that, however, she never talks crap on whites. It is ironic then that she married a white male who is american.

    The idea of status and being the best is crucial in why asians want white people, it should make common sense. Asians respect white people just as the post says. Who are the doctors, lawyers, CEO’s, Politicians of America? The majority are white. Most of the economically prosperous and industrialized societies are “white” societies except for a handful.

    This idea of asians having an inferiority complex with white people i think is a very asian thing, as in first generation/fobs. me being a second generation kid i think the idea of white people being better is BS. whoever wrote this post just pointed out a sad truth amongst asian people. Most asian parents want their kids to marry their “own kind” but marrying a white person is acceptable, however marrying some ethnic minority is definitely not acceptable to almost all first generation asian parents because they look down upon those ethnic minorities.

    The bottom line is everyone should quit doing this heirarchy SH*#. Who cares if asian girls want a white guy etc. there are plenty of fish in the sea.

  • 27 kemosabe // Apr 9, 2008 at 12:48 pm

    omg. All this is so true. Though coming from a white person like myself, whites are not always better of then asians. Yes there seems to be a majority but sometimes I find myself envying my asian comrades that I know, especially around chinese new years.

  • 28 Simon // Apr 10, 2008 at 1:31 pm

    This entire website is not funny at all. It’s just really true, but not funny.

  • 29 Jennson // Apr 15, 2008 at 6:02 am

    I thought first generation referred to the generation born in the States?

  • 30 Harvey // Apr 15, 2008 at 6:14 am

    I just don’t think first generation would be the immigrants cause after all you’re not born here…

    I’ve always and most people refer to first generation as first born here.

    If anything those immigrants parents would still be considered immigrants even if they were naturalized…

  • 31 sy88 // Apr 15, 2008 at 6:49 am

    “This entire website is not funny at all. It’s just really true, but not funny.”

    A lot of it is really true, and therefore the uncannyness (sp?) makes it funny. But hey, what do I know?

  • 32 Justin // Apr 15, 2008 at 10:16 am

    I think first generation refers to your parents born in Asia but immigrated here (1st gen); if you were young around 1-15 when you immigrated, then you would be called the 1.5 generation. Second generation is born here. You can check with others, see what they think.

  • 33 Big Chan // Apr 16, 2008 at 5:58 pm

    WOW I never new we could be so cutthroat as a people.

  • 34 Alice // Apr 25, 2008 at 11:39 pm

    “First-generation immigrant” in common usage is used to describe either foreign-born immigrants or the children of such immigrants. It seems that both usages can be considered correct; I’ve seen dictionaries listing both definitions simultaneously. I tend to think of first generation immigrants as foreign born since that’s the sense I usually read and hear about.

    Here’s a quote from a U.S. Census Bureau document: “The foreign born are considered first generation. Natives with either parent born in a foreign country are considered second generation. Natives with neither parent born in a foreign country are considered third-and-higher generation.” http://www.census.gov/population/socdemo/foreign/ppl-176/tab05-13.pdf
    The U.S. Census documents I saw with similar topics usually seemed to define the term explicitly when they used it so there would be no confusion.

  • 35 Alice // Apr 25, 2008 at 11:55 pm

    oops, meant to write “either foreign-born immigrants or the native-born children of such immigrants”

  • 36 sy88 // May 4, 2008 at 8:24 am

    You know I shoulda said this a long time ago, but I’ll say it anyway. THIS ARTICLE is the most relevant and overall best and most wel-written article on the entire site IMO. Kudos Peter, everything said here is SO TRUE! All you fellow Asians will know what I’m talking about, especially when it comes to one’s parents!

  • 37 Kaitlin // May 10, 2008 at 7:32 pm

    Comparing People is like stereotyping and stereotyping is some thing everyone loves! Take the post about white girls for example, it basically says Asian boys are dorks and girls hate them. would a Asian boy say that about himself? The reason the “stuff—-people like” blogs are trendy is because everyone loves the stereotypes, not just Asians.

  • 38 KahY // Jun 10, 2008 at 1:04 pm

    It’s incredible how spot on this post is. I’m not even asian (chilkd of African immigrants here), and I remember one time, when I was catching a ride back home from a debate tournament with the parents of an asian on the team. I had just gotten the results back for my SAT, and as soon as the words left my mouth, it was “My boy got a 2370. ” “The girl across the street got a 2350.” “Tien just got accepted to “Stamfurt.”

    But anyway, I think every first generation (is that accurate?) is going to be extremely judgmental; I know my parents are- even though we’re technically black, they’re forever critiscizing the “slave descended” blacks, and forever aspiring to be like the hard working asians. Sigh.

  • 39 YZ // Jul 24, 2008 at 3:55 am

    I agree with Peter on this one, trying to write a stuff asians like blog is like trying to write stuff europeans like. whites may collectively call us as asian but we asians known and can tell the difference between people of different asian origins same way as we collectively call europeans “europeans” but they still maintain their various cultures. same is true for africans. this isn’t to discourage the writers from continuing this blog however, i’m just saying its not so easy to generalize all chinese, japs, viets, thai, etc. under the collective term asian and hope that all asians will understand every aspect pointed out. good work still.

  • 40 Cambokicksit // Oct 26, 2008 at 11:12 pm

    I disagree with the 1st gen. Asian point. Both of my parents are first generation, came to the US in their teens, they are well-off and can speak very FLUENT English….my parents also “Americanized” me because they didn’t want me having problems in school. I mean 18 years ago they didn’t have very good ESL instruction so I can understand why they did it.

    I must agree on the point of Asian parents comparing their kids to other kids. My mom does it ALL THE FRIGGIN’ TIME. Everytime I come home she tells me about someone who just got their PH.D. or who got a new house. What she says to me lowers my self esteem everyday, but it drives me me to prove her wrong all the time. haha

  • 41 kris // Nov 26, 2008 at 10:04 pm

    First off i’m Asian, Filipino, and was born in the U.S. (a status symbol amongst many of my elders). Also, those from other countries in Asia always look down on Filipinos, and Flips look down on them as being nerdy or worshiping or bending over backwards for the whites.

    I grew up knowing blacks, whites, and other races, so I’m used to judging people on individual characteristics first and then falling back on some stereotypes that seem to ring true due to genes and/or the culture in which they were raised in. So I find all these race-based things both annoying but amusing at the same time. Sad, that we have to keep grouping people into races. Also funny that the stereotypes can be true and can point to a better understanding of one’s cultures of origin…plus its fun to poke at onesself.

    I do like the “What Asian People Like” blog, as its fun to laugh at oneself. I had a lot of Asian friends in high school and we were always competing with each other. And then, after I moved away to college to a mostly-white campus, it was such a relief just to be one’s self and not always having to be judged by a collective to aspire to some universal standard. It was a breathe of fresh air just to be an individual and not always having to be so perfect.. my mom was never satisfied with me. Perhaps, this is due to my mother’s individual never-wanting to be satisfied with their children, and love to complain always…. no matter how perfect everything is.

    Sooo, if you check out the “Stuff White People Like” blog, I think it’s true that many Asian women like to date white guys cuz they aren’t judged as harshly by whites than other Asians. Also to get back at their very strict upbringing by 1st generation Asian immigrants. Other Asians are brutal to each other. It’s insane. Like nothing ever satisfies Asians. With Whites, they really like Asians, because in their culture it’s sooo cool to be ethnically diverse. While with Asians, it’s not cool to be ethnically diverse and it’s not cool to be just ordinary. You have to aspire to greater-than-greatness which leads to a life of never being truely happy deep down and appreciating all that life has to offer. Instead of the “Grass is Forever Greener in Another Life” as is the Asian vision for life. (actually many asians don’t even believe in re-incarnation).

    Anyway, my ancestry from one of the countries in Asia, but I try to avoid other Asians because they are always judging themselves and me. Like, live free and let live… live life judgement free. Accomplish good for yourself, but you don’t always have to be the best. Hopefully, this Asian thing of perfectionism, comparing each other, and being the best will dissappear in a few generations…. It’s really unhealthy… JMHO

  • 42 Olga // Dec 27, 2008 at 12:26 pm

    I think it’s ridiculous the whole “white” part, in general all these sterotypes lumped into one race..it’s not just asian parents who treat their kids like this..it’s any immigrants and that includes other white people.

  • 43 cio // Mar 16, 2009 at 5:15 am

    how come this website calls indians “asians”. If you’re from the continent of Asia, you are Asian! Don’t forget, part of Russia is in Asia!in

  • 44 Zero // Apr 26, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    Marry, date whoever you want. Mixing is the best.

  • 45 Thoughtpennies » Archive » Welcome Home? // May 8, 2009 at 11:29 pm

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  • 46 Princess Sammi // Jun 2, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    Let me get this straight. Asians think White people are great as gravy, but Black people are scum of the Earth. Am I right or did I miss something?

  • 47 asian_chick // Aug 11, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    My mom forced me to drink A LITRE of skim milk everyday when I was growing up so that I would be tall. I am now 22 but to this day she continues to compare peoples’ height and tell me I am short (I am 5’5!). She also compares people ruthlessly in several other aspects.

  • 48 sarah // Oct 27, 2009 at 5:36 pm

    (as a white person) i find it frustrating to hear people talk about asians as being “white washed” when not speaking “their” language in north america. my grandparents were french and norwegian respectively and neither language was taught to me by my parents or grandparents. it’s not “white washing” it’s assimilation! and it happens to EVERYONE, regardless of race.

  • 49 An Hong Pham // Dec 29, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    Your site is extremely spot on. I must be THE STEREOTYPE because everything describes my family perfectly (buffet, eyes, comparing, staring, EVERYTHING exc. sports) wow. this is soooo funny

  • 50 Josie // Jan 21, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    I hate how they say “white wash!” I am 25% Korean and 75% French Canadian, and I AM NOT WHITE washed, I am American washed! I hate the Asians that make fun of white people. I love white people, actually, I hate saying “white” I prefer to be called a Caucasian/European American. If you were white washed, you’d act European, like the ones who live in Europe. You’d foll the Sweedish, French, Irish, ect; I don’t know anyone who is white washed. I know may American washed people though. And why are we called white? Then Asians should be called yellow. That is such a racist term!

  • 51 Danster // Feb 12, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    @Toby

    Yes, I couldn’t agree more. I’m starting to notice the majority of the problems on Asian sites such as these are the Asian Americans. They seem to be really unhealthy :(

    I won’t pretend to understand the pressures they face in America, but I will say you can be proud of your Asian heritage and assimilate nicely wherever you are. You just have to want it and not let other people control you.

    I’m Canadian born and I have met many people who hated Asians. But it’s all relative. I’m sure there are many Asians who hate white people too. So why be critical of other Asians when you know that you can never be accepted by some people ever? You represent you. You DO NOT represent the entire Asian race no matter how other races make you feel. Worry about yourself and how you feel and try to live your life with happiness. You don’t have to try and make the whole Asian race perfect.

  • 52 bubu // Jul 29, 2010 at 11:04 am

    hahah bosnians are white :-/

  • 53 Roberto // Aug 12, 2010 at 4:20 am

    Aha it’s so true that Asians tend to stereotype other races! Haha I’m Mexican and when I started dating my ChInese girlfriend her parents almost fainted upon meeting me. They were distraught that they’re daughter was dating a “criminal” and a “gangster” (remember, they made these generalizations without even hearing about me yet). Imagine they’re suprise to know I was taking 4 AP classes and was going to attend a University. :)

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  • 55 Lexy // Jan 10, 2012 at 8:09 am

    What about white Americans who are completely fascinated with Asian culture? What would be the view on that? My little brother and I love Asian culture. He is taking Japanese in school and loves manga. I love Korean culture, listen to Kpop, watch Kdrama, and I am taking Korean classes. Just curious how we would be seen by the people we find fantastic.

    Also, if I wanted to show how thankful I am to a Korean family for teaching and helping, how could I do that a bring them honor in return for their kindness?

    Sorry is this is a lot. Just still learning, curious, and fascinated.

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