On the Topic of Asians

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I recently got into a discussion about Asians and how they are viewed in non Asian countries. Many times they are seen as ‘exotic’ creatures in which there is somehow a greater standing if you are friends with or even greater status if you marry one. The person in which started the topic is of the Asian race and has been the subject of many of these remarks just for simply being themselves.

Asians are not in any way shape or form a superior race and do not deserve to be treated like a Lady Gaga or some rare animal.. In fact they are one of the most common race in the world. Never forget that race is a subjective term that may not even be accurate in a world where everyone is mixed.

It is one thing to enjoy the Asian culture and have an attractiveness to a certain way of life but it is completely different if you worship it or you treat it like an exotic treat waiting to be grabbed. It is uncomfortable for anyone of any race to be put on the spot for something that is completely out of their control and should never happen. Never go to an Asian person and say things that would imply they are Asian. Things such as: “Are you a Ninja?” “You must be smart” or any other kind of statement or question that originates from a stereotype about Asians. It will not make you look good to them and is no different than if you were in a foreign country and someone assumed the same thing of you. Its no different than, say, going to Japan and people asking you if you play American Football simply because you are a large male. Just don’t do it.

This is not to say its not alright to be attracted to Asians. But make sure you understand that it is not that you are attracted to Asians and what you are likely attracted to is their culture and their way of life. There is a difference between the Culture and race. Never simply approach someone just because they are Asian and never treat them any different… unless they ask for it explicitly which can happen.

I myself am attracted to a specific kind of Asian culture and anyone regardless of what race they are that are in this culture I will find attractive. I do have other things that I judge by when I decide friends or even possibly romantic relationships. I am an observer of people that will gauge reaction and adjust to the results and logic. It is quite easy to know if I am attracted to something: I will be active in engaging with them. I am a very docile person that has a severe lack of motivation. So if I am doing something, I either want to do it or I am angry and doing something out of spite (I am docile up to the point where you piss me off and then all bets off)

Hope you enjoyed my short rant.