Asians in White Minds

The white mind is perplexing to say the least. It has the ability to morph the world into a rhelm where whiteness is either normal or superior to others. It can also change the definitions of good and evil. It has the power to create and maintain powerful images to the benefit of society encased in the matrix of whiteness, and it can possess anyone’s mind. Only certain images of nonwhites are allowed within the white mindset, and those images are usually racist (negative) stereotypes.

That being said, we all remember UCLA’s Alexandra Wallace, the white girl who made a Youtube video ranting about Asians in the  Library. Well, now, there’s another white girl who made a video who stereotypes Asians to death, even going so far as painting her face with yellow mustard. To make matters even more painful, the video was dedicated to her Asian friend who was celebrating a birthday. The girl, who’s name is unknown, explains:

“So today is my friend Jess’ birthday and she’s Asian, which got me thinking ‘wow what’s it like to be Asian?’ so I did a little research and now I’m going to provide for you a tutorial on how to be Asian.”

Take a gander at this, and tell me this is equivalent as sending a time bomb as a birthday gift. I’ll give you a few minutes to check it out.

See what I mean?

The white mind is clearly shown in this video. However, this is not a case of a few silly, privileged, sheltered white girls who know as much about Asians as they do about American history. This moron, like Wallace before her, is possessed by the white mind that has maintained white supremacy in this and other white dominated nations all over the world, and this mind has an extremely exclusive view towards Asians.

I’ve decided to compile a list of things Westerners love to say, do, act, and think when it comes to how they view Asians in their mindset. Most of the time it’s done in the name of humor, humiliation, or both:

Squinty Eye: People love to do this when imitating how Asians look. People will use their index fingers to stretch their outer corners of their eyes outward to simulate Asian eyes. This may have had a significant part in why some Asians are getting double eyelid surgery.

The Bucktooth: People will depress their upper jaw to create an extreme overbite as the stereotype suggests that certain Asians have buck teeth.

Glasses: Self-explanatory, the belief is that all Asians wear glasses.

Shortness (In Height): Many people believe that all Asians are shorter than everyone else.

Camera Carriers: This stereotypes mostly Japanese tourists. It is the belief that they travel in small groups with cameras taking pictures of sights around them. Of course, everyone visiting a new place does that, but it goes along with the stereotypical image of the Japanese tourist which include some or all of previous images mentioned.

Westernized Asian Gibberish: Western people will imitate how Asians talk for belly laughs like saying “Chicky wicky chong wong tong.” It is the most offensive insult of Asian languages of any origin. This ties into the next image.

No Speak English (Good): If there are thing the Western world finds funny are accents, and nothing thrills them more than how Asian immigrants talk, and those that do not speak English are loads of laughs by the languages they speak (refer to previous note).

Non-Asian Nonsense Speak: The media is especially guilty of this. Characters will try to speak in an Asian language while subtitles display what they’re actually saying which turns out to make absolutely no sense. Sometimes they will make the joke of speaking long sentences while subttitles depict them as only a few words, and vice versa.

Western Media Asian Names: This is something else the media does. Movies and television comedies create made-up Asian names usually as puns for culture jokes.

Martial Arts Experts: Some people believe that most, if not all Asians, are good in martial arts. I wouldn’t be surprised if some people think any Asian they meet can destroy a truckload of bricks with his or her foot.

Math Experts: The stereotypes suggests that Asians are great in Math. Don’t be surprised if some fools would rather have them in their backpacks than calculators.

Lousy Drivers: People believe that Asians, especially females, are among the worst drivers on American highways. I guess they’re worst than drunk drivers, and people with road rage.

All Work, No Play: This stereotypes depicts Asians as always serious, hard working, and overly studious. They never have any fun it seems.

Chinese or Japanese: This one’s classic, but it’s still alive. There are people in the West that assumes, when meeting an Asian, that that person is either from China or Japan. It doesn’t cross their minds that there are other Asian nations such as North and South Korea, Vietnam, and Thailand, to name a few. This ultimately leads to another ignorant assumption. 

Same Nationality, Different Names: A person from China is not the same as a person from Japan, and vice versa. That’s like saying a person from Scotland is the same from a person from Ireland or, again, vice versa.

Tech Savvy: This is another stereotype associated mostly with those of Japanese origin. They are supposed to be great at electronics. After all, they make computers, cars, and even giant robots over there.  So, that means they are naturally born geniuses.

Exotic Beauty: Asian women are seen as a special kind of beauty that women of European descent simply don’t have in the minds of white men. In a way it’s seen as an “other-worldly” kind of beauty that fits into into most men’s minds in the United States. In other words Asian women are exotic because they’re…Asian not White American.

More Feminine: Most white men see Asian women as more submissive, phsyically weaker than other women, and not as aggressive as a woman should be in their minds, an insult on numerous levels.

Less Endowed: A damaging stereotype to Asian men. It suggests that even though they are highly intelligent, they are not blessed below the belt.

Always Smiling: Another self-explanatory stereotype.

Model Minorities: Asians are the only minority within American society that is what white people think they should be: hard working, nice, well behaved, family oriented, intelligent, and peaceful. Hence, they are seen as the “model” for any and all minorities, especially blacks.

If there are any more stereotypes or if there are any habits done at the expense of Asians, you can list them in the comment section.

In any case the view the Western world has of Asians is narrow, and the information that is present is majorly distorted. Some may say that stereotypes that describes Asians as smarter or more hard working should be viewed as a complement. However, this is actually racist as it is the central core of the Model Minority Stereotype.  Asians, like any other ethnicity within this nation, are tired of being viewed through the distorted lens of racism. The list that I’ve created shows that the lens need to be replaced.

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21 thoughts on “Asians in White Minds

  1. Man, where do I begin? Let’s start off with that Alexandra Wallace wannabe. Btw, please pardon my language. I was on other forums and I couldn’t believe the bullshit comments, “It’s a joke. If you can’t see that then you’re seeing something that’s not there. It’s not racist as all.” or this, “Oh, her friend is Asian so that makes it okay.” No, it’s not fucking okay. I highly doubt this bitch would pull the same shit as a joke if her friend wasn’t Asian. And I noticed the ones saying it’s not as bad as it was made out to be were predominantly white. Uh huh. That says a lot. And I hope this Asian “friend” smartens up and drops, hopefully, dropkicks her pathetic ass. I also read comments by some Asians (thankfully, a few) say it’s satire and nothing to get worked up over. Wrong! It’s people with that mindset who make it easier for these morons to think they can say/do whatever without any consequences. Fuck that! Don’t fucking teach me how to be Asian ‘cuz I am one. To be cont’d….

    1. I don’t blame you at all for being pissed off. I hope this girl’s Asian friend was offended by this video, and questioned her about it. If she did, then the girl would give typical responses: claim it was a harmless joke, deny the video as well as she are racists, yell in defiance, and lastly cry. These white folks think they can do whatever they want with immunity, and sadly, some do get away with nothing worse than a slap on the wrist. That’s why their sense of morality is so screwed up.

      1. Wow, you aren’t being racist at all! I applaud how you take care not to make generalizations about wide groups of people, and not to assume things about people based on their skin color. You make a good point about how white people can get away with absolutely ANYTHING because they’re immune to punishment. Also, I completely agree with how very different the White Mind is from ours. They are all so priveleged and racist, it defies explanation.

  2. That was a very disrespectful thing for the ” friend” to do. I could only imagine the outcome of this. Some B-day dedication she gave to her Asian friend.P.S Nice looking blog you have here.

    1. Thanks for stopping by. You’re always welcome to my den.

      Yea, this is some fucked up bullshit to mock Asians in the worse way as a birthday gift. They gotta be kidding me. I hope this girl’s Asian friend cuts ties with her.

  3. “Squinty Eye: People love to do this when imitating how Asians look. People will use their index fingers to stretch their outer corners of their eyes outward to simulate Asian eyes. This may have had a significant part in why some Asians are getting double eyelid surgery.

    The Bucktooth: People will depress their upper jaw to create an extreme overbite as the stereotype suggests that certain Asians have buck teeth.”

    (I was a child of seven when I experienced my first squinty eye routine and the subsequent routine follow-ups thereafter. I had this done to me by white children only until I was in junior high school. It’s no wonder I had a complex. I actually thought something was wrong with me because my eyes looked a certain way

    I came home crying to my mother asking, actually, BEGGING her for eyelid surgery. Thankfully, my mother set me straight. She said the ones who were wrong were those children for having parents who raised them poorly. Even to this day, when I see the squinty eye/slanty-eyed routine, I want to punch someone’s face. Okay, so maybe not punch as I’m a non-violent person, but I do feel like doing something…whatever it is.

    As for the bucktooth thing, I never understood that or where it came from. A lot of Asians I know don’t have buckteeth or an overbite. To be cont’d….

    1. I’m very sorry that happened to you and what that did to you…People nowadays crossover the fine line between humor and offense.

      I see the bucktooth image mostly in old and recent cartoons like Looney Tunes, Merrie Melodies, and Family Guy.

    2. The bucktooth thing came from a time when Americans was going to Asian. Some of the Asian who had done business with them would smile and bow to them. So American’s have this idea that Asians have buckteeth, but the was actually smiling. Also at the time when that happen, the Westerners had crappy teeth so seeing an Asian person with good teeth was an odd thing.

  4. (after viewing the video clip)

    Oh. My. Fucking. GAWD!!!!!!!!

    REALLY??!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

    Wow. I’m speechless.

    I hope the ‘friend’ of that girl drops her faster than a bad habit!!! I can safely say that I’ve kicked plenty of white people, who I thought were friends of mine, to the curb for telling racist jokes. I also keep my distance from self-hating black people, which is pretty easy.

    I despise the n-word and anyone who uses it…every time I heard it, growing up, it was always directed at me. I still cringe to this day when I hear it, and even more so when I hear black people use it…there is no love in that word, and there’s no way to erase the hatred and poison from it – I question the logic of people who claim that “if we use it, it doesn’t hurt as bad!”
    * SMDH *

  5. The less endowed stereotype also applies to the women. Asian women are viewed as having the flattest chests and butts of all women.

      1. Yes, I get that all the time. In the past, I’ve had people tell me I’m supposed to have no boobs and no ass. While I have plenty of boobs, a D cup naturally thank you very much, I wished I had a little bit more on my backside. I guess lunges, and squats will do the trick. 😉

  6. “Camera Carriers: This stereotypes mostly Japanese tourists. It is the belief that they travel in small groups with cameras taking pictures of sights around them. Of course, everyone visiting a new place does that, but it goes along with the stereotypical image of the Japanese tourist which include some or all of previous images mentioned.

    Westernized Asian Gibberish: Western people will imitate how Asians talk for belly laughs like saying “Chicky wicky chong wong tong.” It is the most offensive insult of Asian languages of any origin. This ties into the next image.

    No Speak English (Good): If there are thing the Western world finds funny are accents, and nothing thrills them more than how Asian immigrants talk, and those that do not speak English are loads of laughs by the languages they speak (refer to previous note).”

    I can’t speak for other Asians, but I will speak for Filipinos. Filipinos LOVE to take pictures no matter what. If there’s a birthday or any kind of celebration, you bet a picture will be taken. I’ve had relatives whip out their cameras when ample food is present. They say, “The pood (food) looks good. Smile por (for) dee (the) camera!” lol!

    As for Westerners trying to imitate how Asians speak, let me tell you how fucking annoying it is. A lot of the so-called Asian words are made up. I don’t know how many times some stupid asshole say some fake Asian words to me. Again, I will speak for Filipinos, the language is different compared to other Asian languages, but no, I guess we all look alike so the languages MUST be the same, too.

    What also annoys me is when Westerners find amusement in the way Asians speak in English. For example, I’ve heard some Westerners say stuff such as, “Me want some flied lice” or “Me rove you rong time.” Now I am a Filipina, and I’m all too aware of Western people making fun of how words are pronounced in English. Filipinos from the Philippines pronounced the letter “F’s” as “P’s” and “V’s” as “B’s”. Before my mom passed away, I still recall her heavy Filipino accent, and she would say, “I lob you” or if you make her angry, she would jokingly say, ” Puck you!” or “Shee-yet!” Btw, the reason why many Asians have trouble pronouncing certain letters is because these letters don’t exist in their alphabet.

    1. That’s true. It’s like how the Japanese speak. I notice when they speak in English, they pronounce words with ‘L’ sounds with ‘R’ sounds. I heard in certain parts of Japan, if the word ends with ‘D’, some Japanese, if not all, would have a preceding ‘O’ sound like red becomes ‘reddo’. I noticed that when I watch Super Sentai shows.

      I also notice Westerners love to joke around whenever Indians speak in English, especially when it comes to their inflection of their words. I know someone from India, and it’s not even close to how the media parodies it.

  7. When I see this kind of filth, I wonder why minorties tend to be against other minorities. In the world of whiteness, if it’s not white, it’s black or coloured.
    White women are perhaps the hardest to reach when it comes to racism. Their gender gives them shelter from their beliefs and thusly they are coddled from accountability.

    I just posted this…
    http://diaryofanegress.com/2012/05/24/why-white-women-keep-silent-when-michelle-obama-is-being-attacked/

    It explains this fucked up mentality.

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