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ANNOYANCES OF
ASIAN AMERICAN LIFE

(Updated Tuesday, Apr 1, 2008, 04:26:00 PM to reflect the 100 most recent valid responses.)

Which of the following is the most annoying occurrence to which Asian Americans are routinely subjected?
Being told you speak English well | 21%
Being asked where you're from, originally | 28%
Having (non-Asian) strangers address you with phrases in Asian languages | 23%
Being subjected to offensive media portrayals of Asians | 28%

Which of the following is the most common way in which racial hostility has been expressed toward you?
Hostile words spoken to your face | 9%
Hostile remarks to others within earshot | 41%
Slurs or taunts shouted from a distance | 17%
Spreading of malicious gossip about you | 6%
Pointedly excluding you from a conversation or event | 27%

In your experience what types of persons are most likely to show hostility toward Asians?
People with low educational levels | 24%
People from social backwaters | 17%
People insecure about their own places in society | 28%
People envious of Asian success | 11%
People with little contact with other ethnicities | 19%

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WHAT YOU SAY

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By saying all white people stereotype asians, wouldn't that be a stereotype there, Tiffanie? Some white people definately do, but its not a one way street. It goes both ways, in every culture there will be people who stereotype other cultures. Sadly it happens everywhere, but the best thing to do is stay positive and don't let it get you down :)
russians r teknikally aZn fl0s@yahoo.com    Saturday, November 23, 2002 at 21:00:38 (PST)    [69.3.161.168]
Things I am annoyed about.

1. I hate being asked if I am Chinese.

2. If I ask a Caucasian person if they would want to go eat sushi. They sometimes make some rude remarks like "I don't eat fish bait".

3. Hollywood portrayal of asians.

4. Always mis-pronouncing my last names.

5. Whites view Asians as a whole. Most of them don't know the cultural differences from one asian country to another.

6. White superiority complex.
annoyed.    Saturday, November 23, 2002 at 07:08:05 (PST)    [61.199.20.1]
I am not Asian myself, but African American. I attend a ivy league college-prep school that has very low diversity ( being not only race but religion, socio economic background, etc) and often people do not understand or try to other races and/or racial backgrounds. Due to this ignorance many times I have been singled out or had rumors start about me, and other minorites deal with it everyday. I have an Asian friend that goes to my school, who's name is Loretta Lee. Often I hear comments about her being made up various people and/or associates of mine that are racially geared and culturally insensitive. It annoys me that mostly white people do this. They say things like "Yeah, Lee... her father must own a Chineese joint!" or "Lee, do you know karate?" and other ignorant statements. I also think the way the media portrayes Asians is very stereotypical. They are either portrayed as , "wise" "silent" "side kick" or good at martial arts in almost every American source they are in. It makes me sick sometimes.
Tiffanie (15) princess_peaches06@hotmail.com    Tuesday, November 19, 2002 at 09:30:29 (PST)    [65.192.205.194]
it's me again whining:

Get used to it, Asian-Americans are taking over this country, it's our manifest destiny. Someone has to tame you savages. It's the Asian Man's Burden.
.    Thursday, November 14, 2002 at 20:48:59 (PST)    [128.220.229.224]
Russians are technically Asian!!!
Russian/Asian Man    Wednesday, November 13, 2002 at 19:56:04 (PST)    [68.7.140.216]
southern gal,

The closest thing to country music I listen to would be creedance clearwater revival.

I was just giving "whining white guy" a hard time, is all. hehe. In fact, I generally don't like any kind of folk music (ie. country, rap, polka, etc.). Everything else is cool.

Deportations? didn't realize such "over the top" statements could possibly be taken seriously... what I meant to say was, "send their arses to pluto." besser?

LoL.
kimchi dust devil    Thursday, October 17, 2002 at 02:20:12 (PDT)    [205.188.208.134]
For myself, it's roughly anything but country music. I've tried, but it just won't work for me...wow, talk about a totally irrelevant topic.
chinatown    Wednesday, October 16, 2002 at 16:16:26 (PDT)    [67.98.161.161]

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