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TOPIC: Asian sterotypes

Asian sterotypes 19 May 2013 16:44 #3077

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I think sterotypes exist in everywhere because people start to have their own perspectives. sterotypes can exist in the same races because of different community, regions and religion (etc.). people learn every sterotype based on media and their real experiences. Some sterotypes are true, but some are not. Therefore, some people feel really bad and offensive when they hear some sterotypes that they do not think right. I think if people understand everyone is different and try to understand their differences, than people would minimize their conflicts.
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Asian sterotypes 27 Sep 2016 14:23 #10370

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"Some of my friends say that LA doesn't have racism not as much as other states for its number of immigrants and diversity. I think they are mistaken or they were talking about 'the white people's racism'. Being non-white doesn't give excuse for being racist. That is, anyone can be a racist if that person has wrong values on races. I've seen lots of people discriminating each other and they weren't white people. Such as black people calling white men as 'white boys' and discriminating Asians, Asians talking racist about Latinos and blacks, and many more. I'm not saying certain group of race is a problem. The problem is people's mind, and that wrong mind doesn't has to do anything with ethnicity or skin color. Since we all know that nobody likes to be treated unfairly with racism, however, for some reason, we are still doing it to each other."

I think there is racism wherever you go, and I agree with you on several levels. I'm Korean, and I've faced discrimination, stereotyping and racism from all different races. But same goes for the other way around, I've seen Koreans being extremely racist towards other races as well. Generally speaking, a "certain group of race" is not necessarily the problem. This is definitely an issue or "problem", as you stated, in people's minds. I wouldn't necessarily say though that that "wrong mind" doesn't have anything to do with ethnicity or skin color. One's mindset is usually the biggest problem contributed to racism. It is usually because another race or someone is different (in action, speech, etc.), looks different, or has a different culture than another person. In the end, it is important to try to be more open-minded, understanding, that there is a huge variety of ethnicities, personalities, and just people in general, and it's important to try to learn to appreciate or at bare minimum "accept" this fact.
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