Sigh. I can’t believe I have to make this kind of post. But if I don’t, I think I’ll rage even more. So today while strolling in a local store some Caucasian girls and guys came up to me. They asked me where I was from and blah blah. Typical question for an Asian American basically. (note: I’m practically the only Asian American in my town) I took no aggressive actions or anything because at this point in my life, I’m more than use to this kind of treatment. There was just one comment that irked me. One of the male randomly stated:
"Man, all Asian look the same. I can’t tell them apart."
And laughed. Thank you for your ignorance. Your comment on the subject matters a great deal to me (sarcasm). Seriously? I hate race stereotypes because I’ve been teased by them for a long while. That’s not the point though. The point is this is a form of bullying. A rather sever one. Up until early last year I never felt comfortable in my own skin and face. Anywhere I went I lived in constant fear of being judge because of my race. I felt cornered by society. That part of my life was the toughest I’ve faced yet. I say this to get to the point that if I hadn’t meet people who had cheered me up and such I would’ve probably took the comment the guy said personally.
I can only imagine how it is for others people suffering from this. It really tears my heart that America is suppose to be the land of the diverse and yet this is how we treat one another. I can’t ask for a perfect world or etc but at least keep it to yourself. I’m just afraid that one day someone will make the wrong comment at the wrong time and that someone will lose it.
At the end of this story I just want to make a statement. Please don’t say unneeded things. When you hurt someone you are hurting someone’s daughter/son/parents/beloved/friend/etc. You wouldn’t want that to happened to anyone you care for right? As cliche as it sounds “Treat others the way you want to be treated.” & “if you don’t have anything nice to say stfu.”