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prodigy

Lifer
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Originally posted by: rh71
Originally posted by: prodigy69
In Flushing and Chinatown, Chinese Americans (ABCs) are looked down upon. At least that's the general feeling I get when I'm around there.
I go there maybe once a month and I'm an ABC... I didn't think they thought anything of us. Then again, I'm not there with friends who may act like they own the world (not saying you do) ... owners would definitely not like that. Be respectful and you shall get the same in return... with "our own people"... so I thought...

You're right I could see how acting like that would warrant such a reaction. But when I'm there with family (aunts, uncles, cousins who are all American born) all pretty respectful and humble, I just get that "vibe." It's hard to put into words.
 
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Originally posted by: rh71
Which race/ethnicity would you pick ? My fiance and I were discussing which minority race was the most "fortunate" to be if we weren't white in America. This is based upon what sort of hardships (or lack thereof) we have to face growing up, as adults, and whenever else.

We both agreed being Chinese/Asian isn't bad at all in "white America". Among the reasons were that we get "benefits" for simply looking Asian with Asian businesses... sometimes tax-free stuff for anything as long as we pay cash, etc. This may apply for other races, but I'm not aware of it. On the flip-side, looking like an Asian comes with generalizations favoring me. Other people would think we're not as good in certain sports (they praise our ability 10x more if we show them different). What about "equal opportunity" employment ? Some companies have a quota to fill, whether purposely or not... so jobs may sometimes come easier.

I'm starting to think being a minority is better than being a caucasian here in the states. Sure there are racist faces out there, especially growing up with ignorant kids the same age, but I think the benefits for being a minority make up for it sometimes...

Anyway, I guess another way to phrase the question is... which minority has it the best in North America ?

Try living in an area where the KKK holds rallies/the headquarters of Matt Hale's cult is an hour away and say that . . .
rolleye.gif
 

n0cmonkey

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Originally posted by: prodigy69
Originally posted by: rh71
Which race/ethnicity would you pick ? My fiance and I were discussing which minority race was the most "fortunate" to be if we weren't white in America. This is based upon what sort of hardships (or lack thereof) we have to face growing up, as adults, and whenever else.

We both agreed being Chinese/Asian isn't bad at all in "white America". Among the reasons were that we get "benefits" for simply looking Asian with Asian businesses... sometimes tax-free stuff for anything as long as we pay cash, etc. This may apply for other races, but I'm not aware of it. On the flip-side, looking like an Asian comes with generalizations favoring me. Other people would think we're not as good in certain sports (they praise our ability 10x more if we show them different). What about "equal opportunity" employment ? Some companies have a quota to fill, whether purposely or not... so jobs may sometimes come easier.

I'm starting to think being a minority is better than being a caucasian here in the states. Sure there are racist faces out there, especially growing up with ignorant kids the same age, but I think the benefits for being a minority make up for it sometimes...

Anyway, I guess another way to phrase the question is... which minority has it the best in North America ?

In Flushing and Chinatown, Chinese Americans (ABCs) are looked down upon. At least that's the general feeling I get when I'm around there.

What is an ABC?
 

Aquaman

Lifer
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I would be Strong Bad from Strong Badia or Maybe the Cheat :D

Trogdar the Burninator :D

Cheers,
Aquaman<<<<<<<<< not switiching his minority status :D
 

Nitemare

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Originally posted by: n0cmonkey
Originally posted by: prodigy69
Originally posted by: rh71
Which race/ethnicity would you pick ? My fiance and I were discussing which minority race was the most "fortunate" to be if we weren't white in America. This is based upon what sort of hardships (or lack thereof) we have to face growing up, as adults, and whenever else.

We both agreed being Chinese/Asian isn't bad at all in "white America". Among the reasons were that we get "benefits" for simply looking Asian with Asian businesses... sometimes tax-free stuff for anything as long as we pay cash, etc. This may apply for other races, but I'm not aware of it. On the flip-side, looking like an Asian comes with generalizations favoring me. Other people would think we're not as good in certain sports (they praise our ability 10x more if we show them different). What about "equal opportunity" employment ? Some companies have a quota to fill, whether purposely or not... so jobs may sometimes come easier.

I'm starting to think being a minority is better than being a caucasian here in the states. Sure there are racist faces out there, especially growing up with ignorant kids the same age, but I think the benefits for being a minority make up for it sometimes...

Anyway, I guess another way to phrase the question is... which minority has it the best in North America ?

In Flushing and Chinatown, Chinese Americans (ABCs) are looked down upon. At least that's the general feeling I get when I'm around there.

What is an ABC?
American Born Chinese
 

n0cmonkey

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Jun 10, 2001
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Originally posted by: Nitemare
Originally posted by: n0cmonkey
Originally posted by: prodigy69
Originally posted by: rh71
Which race/ethnicity would you pick ? My fiance and I were discussing which minority race was the most "fortunate" to be if we weren't white in America. This is based upon what sort of hardships (or lack thereof) we have to face growing up, as adults, and whenever else.

We both agreed being Chinese/Asian isn't bad at all in "white America". Among the reasons were that we get "benefits" for simply looking Asian with Asian businesses... sometimes tax-free stuff for anything as long as we pay cash, etc. This may apply for other races, but I'm not aware of it. On the flip-side, looking like an Asian comes with generalizations favoring me. Other people would think we're not as good in certain sports (they praise our ability 10x more if we show them different). What about "equal opportunity" employment ? Some companies have a quota to fill, whether purposely or not... so jobs may sometimes come easier.

I'm starting to think being a minority is better than being a caucasian here in the states. Sure there are racist faces out there, especially growing up with ignorant kids the same age, but I think the benefits for being a minority make up for it sometimes...

Anyway, I guess another way to phrase the question is... which minority has it the best in North America ?

In Flushing and Chinatown, Chinese Americans (ABCs) are looked down upon. At least that's the general feeling I get when I'm around there.

What is an ABC?
American Born Chinese

Does that make them American or Chinese?
 

Spac3d

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Jul 3, 2001
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Originally posted by: n0cmonkey
Originally posted by: prodigy69
Originally posted by: rh71
Which race/ethnicity would you pick ? My fiance and I were discussing which minority race was the most "fortunate" to be if we weren't white in America. This is based upon what sort of hardships (or lack thereof) we have to face growing up, as adults, and whenever else.

We both agreed being Chinese/Asian isn't bad at all in "white America". Among the reasons were that we get "benefits" for simply looking Asian with Asian businesses... sometimes tax-free stuff for anything as long as we pay cash, etc. This may apply for other races, but I'm not aware of it. On the flip-side, looking like an Asian comes with generalizations favoring me. Other people would think we're not as good in certain sports (they praise our ability 10x more if we show them different). What about "equal opportunity" employment ? Some companies have a quota to fill, whether purposely or not... so jobs may sometimes come easier.

I'm starting to think being a minority is better than being a caucasian here in the states. Sure there are racist faces out there, especially growing up with ignorant kids the same age, but I think the benefits for being a minority make up for it sometimes...

Anyway, I guess another way to phrase the question is... which minority has it the best in North America ?

In Flushing and Chinatown, Chinese Americans (ABCs) are looked down upon. At least that's the general feeling I get when I'm around there.

What is an ABC?
American Born Chinese.
 

Spac3d

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Originally posted by: n0cmonkey
Originally posted by: Nitemare
Originally posted by: n0cmonkey
Originally posted by: prodigy69
Originally posted by: rh71
Which race/ethnicity would you pick ? My fiance and I were discussing which minority race was the most "fortunate" to be if we weren't white in America. This is based upon what sort of hardships (or lack thereof) we have to face growing up, as adults, and whenever else.

We both agreed being Chinese/Asian isn't bad at all in "white America". Among the reasons were that we get "benefits" for simply looking Asian with Asian businesses... sometimes tax-free stuff for anything as long as we pay cash, etc. This may apply for other races, but I'm not aware of it. On the flip-side, looking like an Asian comes with generalizations favoring me. Other people would think we're not as good in certain sports (they praise our ability 10x more if we show them different). What about "equal opportunity" employment ? Some companies have a quota to fill, whether purposely or not... so jobs may sometimes come easier.

I'm starting to think being a minority is better than being a caucasian here in the states. Sure there are racist faces out there, especially growing up with ignorant kids the same age, but I think the benefits for being a minority make up for it sometimes...

Anyway, I guess another way to phrase the question is... which minority has it the best in North America ?

In Flushing and Chinatown, Chinese Americans (ABCs) are looked down upon. At least that's the general feeling I get when I'm around there.

What is an ABC?
American Born Chinese

Does that make them American or Chinese?
American.
 

Dari

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well, being of African-American descent is a bittersweet pill. It's bitter because of all the institutionalized racism you have to fight. Not to mention the diaspora of all your descendents from their original homeland. But it's sweet because girls are naturally attracted to you because they find you mysterous. Not to mention the Anaconda that comes standard with your lineage.
rolleye.gif
 

Nitemare

Lifer
Feb 8, 2001
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Originally posted by: Jehovah
Originally posted by: rh71
Which race/ethnicity would you pick ? My fiance and I were discussing which minority race was the most "fortunate" to be if we weren't white in America. This is based upon what sort of hardships (or lack thereof) we have to face growing up, as adults, and whenever else.

We both agreed being Chinese/Asian isn't bad at all in "white America". Among the reasons were that we get "benefits" for simply looking Asian with Asian businesses... sometimes tax-free stuff for anything as long as we pay cash, etc. This may apply for other races, but I'm not aware of it. On the flip-side, looking like an Asian comes with generalizations favoring me. Other people would think we're not as good in certain sports (they praise our ability 10x more if we show them different). What about "equal opportunity" employment ? Some companies have a quota to fill, whether purposely or not... so jobs may sometimes come easier.

I'm starting to think being a minority is better than being a caucasian here in the states. Sure there are racist faces out there, especially growing up with ignorant kids the same age, but I think the benefits for being a minority make up for it sometimes...

Anyway, I guess another way to phrase the question is... which minority has it the best in North America ?

Try living in an area where the KKK holds rallies/the headquarters of Matt Hale's cult is an hour away and say that . . .
rolleye.gif


Look up a guy named Alex Curtis in San Diego...racists are going to be everywhere, but it only gets published if it happens in the South.
 

n0cmonkey

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Jun 10, 2001
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Originally posted by: Spac3d
Originally posted by: n0cmonkey
Originally posted by: Nitemare
Originally posted by: n0cmonkey
Originally posted by: prodigy69
Originally posted by: rh71
Which race/ethnicity would you pick ? My fiance and I were discussing which minority race was the most "fortunate" to be if we weren't white in America. This is based upon what sort of hardships (or lack thereof) we have to face growing up, as adults, and whenever else.

We both agreed being Chinese/Asian isn't bad at all in "white America". Among the reasons were that we get "benefits" for simply looking Asian with Asian businesses... sometimes tax-free stuff for anything as long as we pay cash, etc. This may apply for other races, but I'm not aware of it. On the flip-side, looking like an Asian comes with generalizations favoring me. Other people would think we're not as good in certain sports (they praise our ability 10x more if we show them different). What about "equal opportunity" employment ? Some companies have a quota to fill, whether purposely or not... so jobs may sometimes come easier.

I'm starting to think being a minority is better than being a caucasian here in the states. Sure there are racist faces out there, especially growing up with ignorant kids the same age, but I think the benefits for being a minority make up for it sometimes...

Anyway, I guess another way to phrase the question is... which minority has it the best in North America ?

In Flushing and Chinatown, Chinese Americans (ABCs) are looked down upon. At least that's the general feeling I get when I'm around there.

What is an ABC?
American Born Chinese

Does that make them American or Chinese?
American.

Then why the "ABC" label?
 

n0cmonkey

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Jun 10, 2001
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Originally posted by: Dari
well, being of African-American descent is a bittersweet pill. It's bitter because of all the institutionalized racism you have to fight. Not to mention the diaspora of all your descendents from their original homeland. But it's sweet because girls are naturally attracted to you because they find you mysterous. Not to mention the Anaconda that comes standard with your lineage.
rolleye.gif

And you can use the non-racist government systems to use race as a reason to get you into schools and give you breaks if you start a business (8a).
 

Dari

Lifer
Oct 25, 2002
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Originally posted by: n0cmonkey
Originally posted by: Dari
well, being of African-American descent is a bittersweet pill. It's bitter because of all the institutionalized racism you have to fight. Not to mention the diaspora of all your descendents from their original homeland. But it's sweet because girls are naturally attracted to you because they find you mysterous. Not to mention the Anaconda that comes standard with your lineage.
rolleye.gif

And you can use the non-racist government systems to use race as a reason to get you into schools and give you breaks if you start a business (8a).

rolleye.gif
 

prodigy

Lifer
Oct 9, 1999
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Originally posted by: n0cmonkey
Originally posted by: Spac3d
Originally posted by: n0cmonkey
Originally posted by: Nitemare
Originally posted by: n0cmonkey
Originally posted by: prodigy69
Originally posted by: rh71
Which race/ethnicity would you pick ? My fiance and I were discussing which minority race was the most "fortunate" to be if we weren't white in America. This is based upon what sort of hardships (or lack thereof) we have to face growing up, as adults, and whenever else.

We both agreed being Chinese/Asian isn't bad at all in "white America". Among the reasons were that we get "benefits" for simply looking Asian with Asian businesses... sometimes tax-free stuff for anything as long as we pay cash, etc. This may apply for other races, but I'm not aware of it. On the flip-side, looking like an Asian comes with generalizations favoring me. Other people would think we're not as good in certain sports (they praise our ability 10x more if we show them different). What about "equal opportunity" employment ? Some companies have a quota to fill, whether purposely or not... so jobs may sometimes come easier.

I'm starting to think being a minority is better than being a caucasian here in the states. Sure there are racist faces out there, especially growing up with ignorant kids the same age, but I think the benefits for being a minority make up for it sometimes...

Anyway, I guess another way to phrase the question is... which minority has it the best in North America ?

In Flushing and Chinatown, Chinese Americans (ABCs) are looked down upon. At least that's the general feeling I get when I'm around there.

What is an ABC?
American Born Chinese

Does that make them American or Chinese?
American.

Then why the "ABC" label?

I don't know who came up with the label, but if you're of Chinese descent but born here (United States) you're an ABC. If you weren't you're a FOB (Fresh Off the Boat) or MIT (Made In Taiwan).
 

Nitemare

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Originally posted by: n0cmonkey
Originally posted by: Spac3d
Originally posted by: n0cmonkey
Originally posted by: Nitemare
Originally posted by: n0cmonkey
Originally posted by: prodigy69
Originally posted by: rh71
Which race/ethnicity would you pick ? My fiance and I were discussing which minority race was the most "fortunate" to be if we weren't white in America. This is based upon what sort of hardships (or lack thereof) we have to face growing up, as adults, and whenever else.

We both agreed being Chinese/Asian isn't bad at all in "white America". Among the reasons were that we get "benefits" for simply looking Asian with Asian businesses... sometimes tax-free stuff for anything as long as we pay cash, etc. This may apply for other races, but I'm not aware of it. On the flip-side, looking like an Asian comes with generalizations favoring me. Other people would think we're not as good in certain sports (they praise our ability 10x more if we show them different). What about "equal opportunity" employment ? Some companies have a quota to fill, whether purposely or not... so jobs may sometimes come easier.

I'm starting to think being a minority is better than being a caucasian here in the states. Sure there are racist faces out there, especially growing up with ignorant kids the same age, but I think the benefits for being a minority make up for it sometimes...

Anyway, I guess another way to phrase the question is... which minority has it the best in North America ?

In Flushing and Chinatown, Chinese Americans (ABCs) are looked down upon. At least that's the general feeling I get when I'm around there.

What is an ABC?
American Born Chinese

Does that make them American or Chinese?
American.

Then why the "ABC" label?


why is it African American instead of American? some people like being labeled or labeling
 

n0cmonkey

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Originally posted by: Dari
Originally posted by: n0cmonkey
Originally posted by: Dari
well, being of African-American descent is a bittersweet pill. It's bitter because of all the institutionalized racism you have to fight. Not to mention the diaspora of all your descendents from their original homeland. But it's sweet because girls are naturally attracted to you because they find you mysterous. Not to mention the Anaconda that comes standard with your lineage.
rolleye.gif

And you can use the non-racist government systems to use race as a reason to get you into schools and give you breaks if you start a business (8a).

rolleye.gif

That is not a benefit? Am I missing something? I know a couple of local businesses that would still be in business if they were 8a, and a couple of 8a businesses that would be out of business if they did not have the perks.
 

n0cmonkey

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Originally posted by: prodigy69

I don't know who came up with the label, but if you're of Chinese descent but born here (United States) you're an ABC. If you weren't you're a FOB (Fresh Off the Boat) or MIT (Made In Taiwan).

Interresting. I'm just a dumb white guy, thanks for answering the questions.
 

TommyVercetti

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Originally posted by: rh71
What about "equal opportunity" employment ? Some companies have a quota to fill, whether purposely or not... so jobs may sometimes come easier.

That is a BIG maybe. I really don't think Asians are considered a disadvantaged minority and thus don't get those benefits.
 

n0cmonkey

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Originally posted by: Nitemare

why is it African American instead of American? some people like being labeled or labeling

I guess. I wonder what it is about being an American where that is just not enough...
 

joe678

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Originally posted by: n0cmonkey
Originally posted by: Nitemare

why is it African American instead of American? some people like being labeled or labeling

I guess. I wonder what it is about being an American where that is just not enough...

u dont get affirmative action for being just american...
 

rh71

No Lifer
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Originally posted by: joe678
Originally posted by: n0cmonkey
Originally posted by: Nitemare

why is it African American instead of American? some people like being labeled or labeling

I guess. I wonder what it is about being an American where that is just not enough...

u dont get affirmative action for being just american...
The employment forms ask Ethnicity... not citizenship... so I say Asian and not American...

But ABC = American, but you're of Chinese descent...