I have a question for you. Judging from this blog I have maintained for the past few months, do you think I am racist or discriminatory against Asian men? Be honest, now!
There has been a “discussion” going for a while now on another post that I put up some time ago. Apparently, I have been labeled a “racist” (by a woman of the Caucasian persuasian) for trying to get to the bottom of why I feel (take it for what its worth) it seems that Asian women tend to marry mostly non-Asian men, and Asian men tend to marry mostly Asian women. Let me be more specific: Japanese people. My article was about the wonderful Asian (Japanese) people that I have worked with for years and my thoughts on why it seemed that Japanese men were being side-lined by their women. The Japanese people I am referring to are either living in the States on a temporary work assignment or have come start a new life. They were all born in Japan, and are living in the States for one reason or another (I wanted to specify that these are not second or third generation Japanese).
What the racist-mongering lady commenter fails to take into account is the very concept and context of this blog. No, I do not think Asian men are worthless. No, I do not think they are what stereotypes try to make them to be. I love Asian guys. Actually, I love all guys, but I feel a special pull toward Asian men because I’ve seen how they have been misrepresented and demasculinized. I hate to see Asian men blacklisted. As a black woman, I can truly relate to that. I’ve seen it and I hate it. Hence this blog. Hence the countless posts on only Asian men, famous or non-famous.
Speaking of blogs, check out this new blog theasianrevolution. The gentleman (please correct me I am wrong asianrevolution!) who runs this blog has quite alot to say on this social phenomena, and I think you will find his comments as to why this is happening very interesting.
I guess it seems I am on my soapbox, but I just need to clear the air.
1) This blog is open to anyone, no matter what race or ethnicity or gender.
2) I don’t claim to be omniscient or completely pure of heart and mind (no one is). We all need to free and open our minds to some extent.
3) But the last thing that anyone should get from this blog is that I am racist toward Asian men.