>>-I can't tell the difference between Korean, Chinese,
>>Japanese, Tibetan, Vietnamese (and others) people readily,
>>they have a similar skin tone (and other physical features)
>THATS NOT MY FAULT. LIKE RAWSOUTHPAW SAID IM NOT SUPPOSED TO
>BE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR IGNORANCE. I KNOW THE DIFFERENCES
>THEY'RE PRETTY OBVIOUS. WHITE PEOPLE HAVE THESE ETHNIC
>PHYSICAL DIFFERENCES TOO, JUST MOST WHITE PEOPLE DONT EVER
>THINK OF THEMSELVES AS DIFFERENT, AS ABNORMAL, AS MOST
>PEOPLE OF COLOR ARE FORCED TO AT A VERY YOUNG AGE THEREFORE
>WE ARE VERY AWARE AND SENSITIVE TO PHYSICAL DIFFERENCES.
>SINCE DAY ONE I HAVE BEEN VERY AWARE OF THE FACT THAT I AM
>DIFFERENT THAN MOST OTHER PEOPLE AROUND ME BECAUSE OF MY
>PHYISCAL DIFFERENCE, THAT IS SOMETHING WHITE PEOPLE RARELY
>HAVE TO FEEL BECAUSE THEY CAN GO MOST PLACES AND SEE
>THEMSELVES ALL AROUND THEM. TURN ON THE TV AND SEE SO MANY
>DIFFERENT KINDS OF WHITE PEOPLE. I TURN ON THE TV AND SEE
>ONLY A NARROW DEPICTION OF ASIAN MEN. WEAK, NON-ROMANTIC,
>KUNG-FU. WOW IM TOTALLY BREAKING THE DAMAJA APART.
No... if I go to China, I don't expect anyone to be able to tell if I'm British, Irish, French, German, American, Australian, Scandinavian, Slavic, Russian...
>>-I can't tell the difference between Indian and Pakistani
>>people, they have a similar skin tone (and other physical
>>-The two groups mentioned above, however, ARE distinctive
>>-So it's a problem if you use the same term "asian" for both
>STILL NOT MY PROBLEM, THATS YOUR PROBLEM. LEARN THE
>DIFFERENCES. LET IT BE A PROJECT OF YOURS.
Actually... the whole gist of your argument is that my "ignorance" IS your problem
>>-I said "political correctness" is calling people what they
>>want to be called
>>-you said political correctness is just some term white
>>people use to dismiss stuff, and that you should call people
>>what they want to be called.
>>-Does that seem somewhat circular to you?
>UH... LET ME SEE..NO! NO AND NO! CIRCULAR THINKING IS ONE
>PERSON MAKING A STATEMENT THEN EXPLAINING REASONS LEADING TO
>A POINT THAT CONCLUDE WITH THIS FIRST STATEMENT. I HAVE
>REFUTED YOUR DEFINITION OF POLITICAL CORRECTNESS, OUR POINTS
>NEVER MEET, HENCE NO CIRLCE. YOU'VE SEEN A CIRCLE RIGHT? ITS
>ONE LINE THAT CONNECTS TO ITS 2 POINTS. IF YOU NEED AN
>EXAMPLE OF CIRCULAR THINKING WATCH ANY BUSH SPEECH. YOU'LL
>SEE PLENTY EXAMPLES OF CIRCULAR THINKING. ARE YOU A FRESMAN
>IN COLLEGE, WHITE, TRYING TO RESIST ALL THAT REFUTES THE
>NOTION THAT WHITE PEOPLE ARE RIGHT, THE CENTER OF THE WORLD,
>ETC? YOU'RE LOSING THE COUNTRY RIGHT?
look up "political correctness" in the dictionary and it will say something like "using terms which are acceptable to those being referred to"
that's what people mean when they talk about political correctness
>>You DIDN'T break down what's wrong with "oriental"... other
>>than you don't want to be called it. And if you maintain
>>that you did, I ask you to repeat it for my sake
>HERE IT IS, READY, READING?? "ORIENTAL" MEANS SAVAGE,
>MYSTERIOUS, CHING-CHONG, GONGS, OPIUM BROTHELS, KUNG-FU,
>IMPOTENT, WEAK, MUTE, SLANTED EYES, ABNORMAL,
>NON-INTELLECTUAL, ALL INSTINCUAL, SENSUAL, RELATING TO
>ANIMALISTIC BEHAVIORS ETC. ALL NEGATIVE STEREOTYPES. READ
>THE BOOK THAT PINK PANTHO STATES IN THE NEXT POST. IT WILL
>ENLIGHTEN YOU SO YOU CAN STOP POSTING IGNORANT MESSAGES
>ABOUT THE WORD"ORIENTAL."
it does? lol I've never noticed any of those connotations, but if you say so
>>I wouldn't call someone something they didn't like, to their
>>but if I've got an acquaintence from India and a friend from
>>China, except I don't know their exact nationalities, then I
>>am going to say "asian" and "oriental" to describe them (or
>>maybe far-eastern or east easian interchangably)
>WHY DONT YOU USE THEIR NAMES TO DESCRIBE THEM. OR YOU COULD
>JUST SAY INDIAN AND CHINESE.
i said if I didn't KNOW their nationality
IS THAT TOO HARD? ASIAN IS A
>BLANKET TERM TO DESCRIBE PEOPLE THAT COME FROM A CERTAIN
>REGION OF THE WORLD. I AM ASIAN, JAPANESE WHITE, FRENCH
>GERMAN, IRISH, AMERICAN ALL OF THESE THINGS. OH
>THE TERM "ASIAN-AMERICAN" IS USED TO CREATE POLITICAL POWER,
>TO INSTILL SELF-ESTEEM, TO FEEL APART OF SOMETHING FINALLY,
>TO NOT FEEL ABNORMAL OR THE "OTHER" OR "ORIENTAL." YOU SEEM
>TO BE VERY IGNORANT OF ASIAN-AMERICANS, OF POLITICALLY
>PROGRESSIVE ASIAN-AMERICANS. PLEASE ALLOW YOURSELF TO LEARN.
>YOUR'E THE ONE WHO ASKED A QUESTION, REMEMBER. I ASSUME YOU
>WANTED AN ANSWER OR MAYBE YOU JUST WANTED TO SAY POLITICAL
>CORRECTNESS A MILLION TIMES TO PROVE THAT ASIAN AMERICAN IS
>NOT REAL AND ORIENTAL IS THE TRUE ACCURATE WORD TO DESCRIBE
>A PEOPLE. SORRY YOUR'E WRONG DAMAJA. OHH
look... (i'm not American)... all I know is that for years I've been saying "oriental" without meaning it in any negative way, primarily to communicate that I'm talking about a Chinese/Japanese/Korean person and not an Indian/Pakistani person. And now, all of a sudden, some authority on political correctness informs me that I've got to stop using that word. I mean I would never even know if I didn't log onto Okayplayer. It just seems ridiculous
>DONT USE THAT NAME "DAMAJA" ITS A BITE AND A DISGRACE TO
>JERU. YOUR'E FAR MORE IGNORANT THAN HE IS.
*shrug*I'm not the one sitting on a barbarian chair with rastafarian hair
Why do you choose to mimic these wack MCs?
Why do you choose to listen to R&B?
"There are obviously many things which we do not understand, and may never be able to." Leela
*puts emceeing in a box*