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Mom (Chinese immigrant) just called me and told me every Chinese immigrant she knew voted for Trump. And that it's all they talked about on WeChat 😂

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@Op while your assumptions lie grounded in certain truths you are describing the so call "model minority" myth which is a divisive way of thinking and creates further unnecessary tension in the progress for racial justice. Case in point this convo, your thinking is based on the logic "if we can do it why can't they" essentially which plays right into the rhetoric created by those to further divide minorities in America. I only took one Asian American studies class in college so I'm not expert but google it for yourself to further understand the struggles of Asian Americans in this country and how your continual perspective doesn't serve to bring together allys. Asian Americans like all other minorities suffer from the glass ceiling, yes we have gotten ahead in education but like others we are underrepresented in all sectors of leadership. Not to mention AAs are never in the race conversation and left out of the discussion. Point is minorities should be coming together in this country especially after this election and spewing out the model minority myth doesn't help the progress #staywoke

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"Culture" is a recurring theme on this thread. Culture is the experience of a people that sediments across their common history. In this continent the vast majority of black history has consisted of trauma. By criticizing other minority's culture while neglecting the analysis of how these came about historically, you end up criticizing the minority as opposed to the processes that shaped it, processes which in some form continue to exist today (e.g. mass incarceration, school segregation, over policing of brown communities, etc...). Cross-generational trauma is real, it affects how your parents and their parents ad infinitum think about the opportunities available to you, but more importantly it affects the emotional stability of the traditional family unit. The damages done to cultural identity compound and carry on to the next generation. By taking away the cultural identity of blacks and colonized indigenous, our colonizers did something so inhumane and so long-lasting that people today continue to struggle to piece together identities from a communal history of rape and violence. But we are resilient peoples that have fought against colonialism, against dictators all across this continent, against inequality, against hatred, against everything that has sought to delegitimize our humanity since the arrival of Europeans on these lands. We stand together only because of the hard work and violence that our previous generations pushed through in order to win back our rights from the oppressor. The fight for equality is not over.

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A lot of Chinese ppl are racist and view themselves as the 'superior minority'. They don't identify with the issues many minorities face.

I am Chinese

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Immigrants hate illegal immigrants so of course they want Trump in

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@pwcpwc To be fair, they don't identify with those issues because instead of complaining about an unfair system they worked hard until they overcame it

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Middle to upper middle class. A few of her former classmates are super wealthy but most are not. They think America needs to get a grip on illegal immigration, be friendlier to small biz, and stop being so PC about everything. They thought hillary was a special interest puppet and I think they are really enamored by him being a businessman!

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I obviously grew up with a stable life in comparison, but they grew up in extreme poverty, waited forever to be part of the lucky few who could come to America, started working multiple restaurant jobs while going to school, lived in the ghetto, etc. now they are living the American dream the best they can. I can understand why Trump appeals to them

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D1 are you ignorant to the fact that the Chinese built the railroads and were treated so badly, and that the largest mass lynching in American history was Chinese people? Chinese Americans were also once literally banned from coming to the US (Chinese exclusion act) and all this was more recent than slavery so yes I think they have had their fair share of mistreatment. That doesn't change the fact that those immigrants made a life for themselves despite the odds. Other people of color who complain that the system is against them, that everyone is racist, that life isn't fair: those are the ones who fail because they would rather complain than work. I have respect for any person of any race that is willing to put in the work despite an unfair disadvantage. I have no respect for those that would rather whine about it while collecting government handouts

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@OP STFU. That veil is tissue paper thin. All non whites have a history of mistreatment in this country and yes they did help build railroads but you really think the history Chinese Americans is comparable to centuries of chattel slavery, antebellum, Jim Crow, Gerrymandering, etc? I'm a black man. I believe we live in a racist, white supremacist society. I have the right to complain, I live the life I live every day. That hasn't held me back. I've busted my ass and wasn't a damn thing handed to me. But Guess what? There are PLENTY of other blacks who have worked just as hard as anyone on this app and didn't get far because of the color of their skin. You don't believe me? Read.

Statistics show that those who benefit most in number and % from government assistance are non-minorities. Bloop.

The ironic icing on your self-righteous cake is that American civil rights were earned on the backs of blacks people. I get spectacularly annoyed when I see other minority groups insinuate they are somehow above other groups man.

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@D1 you're an elitist for insinuating that everyone doesn't have a fair shot. Blacks need to get it together and work like the other model minorities. They've been able to vote for 50 whole years - they should have caught up to the rest of us by now.


Wanted to be the first to say that. 😐

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250 years of slavery, and 100 years of abuse is a lot to recover from . Less than two generations separate us from the end of Jim Crow. Stating that this has had no cultural and economic implication on minorities, and that opportunities have been equally redistributed across all Americans since the very recent "end" of legal racial discrimination is unrealistic.

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Are they affluent? Is it tax related? 🤔

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@acn3 my parents and their friends immigrated when China was still reeling from their failed big government communism. 30ish years ago

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@A1 it was sarcasm. If anyone upvoted that thinking I was serious you're fucking disgusting.

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YES, I have so many Chinese friends with parents that swung that way, too.

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Ah missed my point I wasn't advocating sticking it to the white man that's not how our country in my opinion will move into a post racial society. My point was there's no need to kick another group down just to get ahead - what you are exactly doing by perpetuating this model minority myth. Yes I do agree everyone needs to work together and you shouldn't feel guilty of your success. 👍🏻 I think you have your heart in the right place but i wanted you to see how much divide you can create with your logic. P.s Asian people are very racists - we just talk about it behind closed doors and don't actually act on it.

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Asians are racist as f$&@ and totally subscribe to the whole model minority bs. Without acknowledging the minorities of whose backs they stand on

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Yea whatever OP Asians are still racist

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just look at the corrupted clinton foundation, and 650k emails reviewed in a couple of days and case is closed? you really think no one is pulling strings behind the back?

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My parents did the same thing OP but they went HC.

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A1 Speak for yourself, dummy

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