perhaps i wouldve come to this conclusion on my own in any country but i cant help but to think that the culture in america is what has brought me here today. im not trying to go all social justice warrior here, but i am sick of being labeled by my race in america. it was only until i have moved to the US that i have been the butt of many race-centric jokes and comments. not to mention it is apparently perfectly okay in this country to make fun of asians because they are the model minority. i find that most asian americans have not helped with stereotypes and making race a thing. self-depreciating jokes and using your race as a way to get people attracted to you or start talking to you is not the way to go, asian americans. there’s a certain sick fetishness to it in this group that i do not find in other minority communities (black, hispanic, native, etc). trying to hard to be okay with it has normalized these degrading comments in society. and im not sure if im okay with it. because i am a victim of it. directly, or indirectly through friends and significant others’ families & friends. especially the latter.
i might do better somewhere else.