Yes, I’d agree with you that racism against Asians – not to mention blacks and latinos – is of a much worse kind than what whites experience in Asia. No question about that.
My purpose here is not to compare who has it worse – Asians clearly do, I won’t contest that. I’m simply trying to shed some light on this based on my own experiences.
Whites experience a subtle kind of racism that over time can add up. There’s a a certain percentage of Asians who are uncomfortable around whites and clearly exude negative vibes, there’s a fair amount of passive aggressive behavior – more than you’d imagine, if you haven’t experienced it – and there’s a certain amount of subtle behavior intended to degrade.
Have you read Jared Taylor’s book on Japan? He is quite candid that the subtle but grating racism he experienced in Japan informs his own desire for ethnic segregation in the US.
There’s also the whole “white guys get the ugly girls meme” – which is absolutely true, at least in Asia, as I’m sure you know. Every time I would go out literally the ugliest Asian girls would throw themselves at me, and you’d see way uglier Asian guys with way hotter girls. It hardly makes you feel like you’re high on the totem pole. I’m not in the least complaining about that – I completely understand and support why its that way and think its a sign of a healthy culture, and I also get that Asians have it way worse in white countries. Don’t get me wrong.
But after a while, all this stuff begins to rub you the wrong way and you begin to think you might be better off among people who look like you.
In the end, living as a white person in Asia can be confusing and disorienting, and as the bloom begins to fade, it can be emotionally challenging. To add to this, the positive aspects of Asian society can be powerfully appealing to people from chaotic and culturally disintegrating countries, and its natural to admire this and want to reproduce this among your own people.
So again – NOT trying to suggest whites have it worse or compare the racism experiences of whites vs Asians. The stuff I mentioned may seem trivial to you, but over time it becomes psychologically significant.
I am just trying to describe what I think is the mechanism of radicalization for whites living in Asia.
Interesting blog, otherwise.
Greg, BigWOWO 1 Comments
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