This Coward’s False Accusation Relied on Asian Male Stereotypes and Nearly Imprisoned an Innocent Man

Apparently, the size difference between the two men was significant. An unconnected and sober eyewitness said Harper was “definitely bigger,” and Harper’s own statements suggest, disturbingly, that he slammed Ha not just head first, but face first into the parked car. They further suggest that the size difference was large enough that Harper could just pick Ha up.

He acknowledges slamming Ha into a car: “I slammed him in the car one time — it’s not like I picked him up and repeatedly bashed his head. He had no more than a black eye.”
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Responding to “The Rise of the Asian American Female Troll

Hi. Thanks for your post and thoughts. I’m curious about your conclusion that a statement is not racist so long as it’s delivered (or claimed to be delivered) in a humorous and ironic fashion. I don’t believe Suey Park articulated a cogent theory behind her feeling that the statements were racist, but I don’t believe the analysis ends there for there may be other reasons to consider. Continue reading Responding to “The Rise of the Asian American Female Troll

(Guest Post) Passing on Perspective

This recalled feeling of being singled out for no reason other than being different from the majority is your key to taking on this new perspective, and, going further, understanding that it is that very difference that not only makes one vulnerable to mockery and disdain but also potential victimization, exclusion, violence, and shame. Fully activating an empathetic response would be to then imagine that you cannot change this difference in any way. As I have done for years, passing would not be an option.
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‘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