Asian Victims Increased in Every Crime Category (NYPD)

I was stunned by the fact that in New York City, the racial category comprised of people with Asian and Pacific Islander heritage were the only group that had an increase, in percentage and in raw numbers, as crime victims. Comparing the NYPD reports from 2008 to 2014, revealed that this was the case in every single category of crime (links to NBC.com “Concerns Raised Over Reported Rise in Crime Against Asian Americans in NYC”). Among the most serious of the categories are… Murder, Manslaughter, Rape… Continue reading Asian Victims Increased in Every Crime Category (NYPD)

From Racial Slurs, I Learned to Always Greet the Janitor

I didn’t have any playground or free-play time in the fifth grade anyway because for the first the first half of the year, my father had taken that away from me as punishment, guaranteeing my position as the social pariah. He asked my teacher to have me sit in the classroom following my lunch. I ate my lunch as slowly as possible and was frequently the only kid still in the cafeteria when… Continue reading From Racial Slurs, I Learned to Always Greet the Janitor

‘Asian Penis’ Dominates Top 5 Non Sex Posts of 2015

Silence by Asian men was considered tacit agreement, an acquiescence to truth behind the racially motivated bigotry. This was error, and in my observation, caused largely by the cultural differences in masculine virtue. Boastfulness and immodesty are inconsistent with traditional notions of the ideal man in many Asian cultures.

As my mother taught me, a decent and “real man” does the right thing because it is right and seeking personal attention or notoriety is distasteful. The ideal man acts, while the lesser man talks about acting. Living in the U.S. and bridging the cultural divide is difficult, especially when another common ideal is family harmony and representing one’s house with dignity. This is something I continue to struggle with and no one in my family knows… Continue reading ‘Asian Penis’ Dominates Top 5 Non Sex Posts of 2015