this is taken from another thread. for reference, go here:
i don't believe asian americans face a problem with refusal of work. as for refusal of service, i doubt that asian americans face it as much as african americans. but i do think that asian people and black people, as well as women in general, face a similar problem in the glass ceiling.
i will also concede that when it comes to hate crimes, asian americans face the same possible inequality in the justice system as african americans.
as for portrayal in popular media, the effects of black stereotypes and asian stereotypes are vastly different. black men are portrayed as vigorous or criminals, while asian men are desexualized or portrayed as nerds. even as black women are now finally portrayed as sexually desirable in mainstream media, asian men continue to be desexualized. black people have been dominating mainstream music with the popularization of hip-hop. asian people face a much more difficult battle ahead in mainstream media. in my opinion, black people have already half won their battle with mainstream media. and asian people are not criminalized by mainstream media. if anything, people would think that we are quiet law abiding citizens if they buy into asian stereotypes.
i never said there are no similar problems. but do black people have language issues? immigration issues? being actually held back by incorrect implementation of affirmative action? being thought of as foreigners and novices of the english language?
just take a look around this site, what issues do the asian people around here talk about? is it poverty? refusal of work/service? most of it has to do with identity issues of being asian in this country, with language issues, reconciliating our asian cultural values with our american cultural values, etc etc.
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