Teens: Why I'm embracing my Chinese American heritage

Feb 21, 2013 Full story: San Jose Mercury News 11

But no. There is a difference. And through my 16 years, the Chinese part of Chinese-American has undeniably been the dominant force in my life.

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“Ruling over East of Vegas(EOV)”

Since: Dec 12

Kwanghuidong, Korea

#1 Feb 21, 2013
nice article. this next generation should do more than our generation.

Since: Feb 13

Duarte, CA

#3 Feb 22, 2013
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AZN

Toronto, Canada

#4 Feb 23, 2013
1 Korean American wrote:
nice article. this next generation should do more than our generation.
Agreed.

The next generation of asians in the west need to pick up the flag of asian heritage. Which the current generation of white wannabe asians dropped and were too ashamed to pick up and hold up high.
Human Revolution

Middletown, OH

#5 Feb 23, 2013
AZN wrote:
<quoted text>Agreed.
The next generation of asians in the west need to pick up the flag of asian heritage. Which the current generation of white wannabe asians dropped and were too ashamed to pick up and hold up high.
So Asians are considered more proud when imitating black culture?

“Ruling over East of Vegas(EOV)”

Since: Dec 12

United States

#6 Feb 24, 2013
AZN wrote:
<quoted text>Agreed.
The next generation of asians in the west need to pick up the flag of asian heritage. Which the current generation of white wannabe asians dropped and were too ashamed to pick up and hold up high.
yeah its definitely different than when we were growing up. many kids nowadays want to learn their heritage language. theres no more shame associated with it anymore
AZN

Toronto, Canada

#7 Feb 24, 2013
Human Revolution wrote:
<quoted text> So Asians are considered more proud when imitating black culture?
Examples?
AZN

Toronto, Canada

#8 Feb 24, 2013
1 Korean American wrote:
<quoted text>
yeah its definitely different than when we were growing up. many kids nowadays want to learn their heritage language. theres no more shame associated with it anymore
Hopefully among other things, a rising China will instill a sense of pride and belonging in one's own heritage among the Chinese and other east asians.

Most asians of our generation are in limbo.

They want and strive to belong in a western culture that largely rejects them. While themselves turning their backs on their own heritage.

Sad.

“Ruling over East of Vegas(EOV)”

Since: Dec 12

Seoul, Korea

#9 Feb 24, 2013
AZN wrote:
<quoted text>Hopefully among other things, a rising China will instill a sense of pride and belonging in one's own heritage among the Chinese and other east asians.
Most asians of our generation are in limbo.
They want and strive to belong in a western culture that largely rejects them. While themselves turning their backs on their own heritage.
Sad.
living in korea, i feel like my home is here more and more. but in a way i do feel like helping out asian guys suffering in america is my american patriotic duty to do so.

honestly it is more competitive here, but it is cool to be free of white guys influence. retiring in losangeles and perhaps raising my kids there seems to still be attractive though.
Human Revolution

Middletown, OH

#10 Feb 24, 2013
1 Korean American wrote:
<quoted text>
living in korea, i feel like my home is here more and more. but in a way i do feel like helping out asian guys suffering in america is my american patriotic duty to do so.
honestly it is more competitive here, but it is cool to be free of white guys influence. retiring in losangeles and perhaps raising my kids there seems to still be attractive though.
So you do feel threatened by white men, seeing them as "competition". Since you bring up children, I'm pretty sure those Asian guys don't need unreliable help from a man who has and will never lose his v-card.
Human Revolution

Middletown, OH

#11 Feb 24, 2013
AZN wrote:
<quoted text>Examples?
Really? 1 Korean American is a prime example.
Vivek Golikeri

Hollywood, FL

#12 Apr 1, 2013
AZN wrote:
<quoted text>Agreed.
The next generation of asians in the west need to pick up the flag of asian heritage. Which the current generation of white wannabe asians dropped and were too ashamed to pick up and hold up high.
If you want proudly to wave the flag of whichever Asian country in the US or Canada, then go back to that country and wave it there. I will no more tolerate Asian traditionalists trying to tell me what my values or character should be than I will tolerate white racists trying to get me to fit into their stereotypes.

No harm keeping your heritage privately -------- if you want to. Keeping your heritage or giving it up is a private choice, just like being religious or being agnostic. None of another person's business. If you call me a "white wannabe" because I have chosen assimilation, I will call you an f.o.b.( "fresh off the boat" ) who looks and acts like Charlie Chaplin or Rollo the Clown. I don't need your approval.

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