Jim, I"d love to have you explain your comment and tell me more. How do you know that foreigners in Asia have "much more pressure" than Asian Americans? Did you live in Asia as a non-Asian and have you interviewed Asian Americans in the US to compare the experiences?

I can't say that I've lived in Asia (having only visited), but I've seen plenty of first-hand accounts of foreigners being paid more than locals (particularly white foreigners), local women "throwing themselves" at foreign men, and locals being very kind and admiring of foreigners.

As an Asian American, I can share plenty of stories with you about the pressure to conform even when I physically cannot fade into the background like Europeans who were eventuallly able to become "Americans" (e.g., American history shows us that the Irish and Italians were victims of prejudice until they magically became "typical Americans").

As for your second comment about there being "far more racism against non-Asians," is that your sincere effort to tell us Asian Americans we should just not complain because other communities of color have it far worse? It's true that I have privileges as an Asian American that others don't (e.g., I don't fear that a police officer who pulls me over might shoot me because they suspect I have a gun).

Still, I think it's unproductive and distracting to get into oppression Olympics here. We can agree that racism and white supremacy has many victims and that the solution is to focus on the cause.

9X Top Writer. Proud grad of CA public schools. Committed to justice & leadership development. Wife & mom of 2 girls & 2 big dogs. Love to eat almost everything

9X Top Writer. Proud grad of CA public schools. Committed to justice & leadership development. Wife & mom of 2 girls & 2 big dogs. Love to eat almost everything