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Have you ever been discriminated by your own ethnic group?
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Well, I'm Filipino-Spanish-Chinese

I speak and write in Mandarin fluenlty, but I speak Cantonese and Hokkien too...I speak Spanish fluently too...it's only because my mom does...My mom is Chinese-Spanish, I know weird mix...

I receive discrimination from my own ethnic group especially Filipino immigrants...I don't sepak Tagalog as good as how I speak Chinese and Spanish, I'm still actually learning....I didn't actually know who my dad (who's filipino) is, him and my mom divorce when I was 2 months old...

Back to the topic, everytime I meet a Filipino, and I tell them that I'm part Filipino, they actually expect me to know what's happening in the Philippines and how to speak Tagalog...It's just that, I think, they think they're better than those half-Filipinos like me....They know the culture more and etcetera...One half-Filipino even told me, "Why the heck do you keep speaking in Tagalog?" That actually hurts....I know I shouldn't since I don't actually know how...But my Filipino tutor (she's really nice) told me that I'm actually good at it; that I can actually speak in Tagalog if I want to...I mean, it just hurts that you're trying to communicate and learn, that my mom even got me a private tutor, and they don't even appreciate it...I'm not saying all, but majority of them are....
One even tols me, "How can you speak Japanese so fluently but you can't speak your own language?" I didn't have attachment to any Filipinos in my family, how can they actually expect me to know? I can speak Japanese because I've been to Japan every year since I was a kid, and my mom's best friend is Japanese.

To Latinos now, not all of them too, but most of them. I mean I speak Spanish, but sometimes when they learn that my mom is Spanish Spain or Spain Spanish or whatsoever, they always say that Spain's Spanish is weird...I can't understand how they say that their Mother language is weird...

I don't really have problems with Chinese, but sometimes, Chinese immigrants looks down to those who can't speak Mandarin but speak Cantonese...One of my friend, she just came here this June, and she's from Taiwan said that it's more important to learn Mandarin than Cantonese..

that's it...if there's anything similar to this you can lock it^^ but when I search it there's none....so yeah
Posted 2/17/08
no cuz i try not to socialize with one race. i like to be diverse. just liek you said your own race thinks you'll be up to date on whats happening to your country and will expect highly from you. thats why when it comes filipino parties in my family i just end not going or something like that cuz with experience my family and so do their filipino friends like to critize people. its just dumb. i think everyone should be diverse now a days. this is the new age not the old generation.
Posted 2/17/08
Never,
well I probably have behind my back.
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You're cool- you can speak all those languages.
kuddos to you.
Posted 2/17/08
Some Filipinos are just like that . Their knowledge gets to their heads and start doing that .
Some of them just don`t know what happened in Philippines so they ask you since they don`t know .
Expecting you to know it is just plain stupid if they don`t even know what`s going on .
You`re lucky you can speak all those languages . I only know two .

Anyway , even though I try to be friendly to everybody , some people just prefer to be closer to people like them .
My friend , she`s Irish , I think prefers to be with white people . It seems that way to me .
Don`t feel bad because people are still people . We`re not perfect yet try to and still competitive and stubborn .
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Nope.

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I am white and we have been held down for far to long!!!!

Ps. I am a big fan of your DBSK rant even if they are ugly.
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n_n303 wrote:

hey..you're that freaky fan girl




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and yes i have. who hasnt it?




Seems I'll need to make some more of those <.<


And... Yes, I'm white.
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Posted 2/17/08

Well, I'm Filipino-Spanish-Chinese


Nice to know I'm not the only one who's background is way to diverse. haha
Lets see, my mum's about half tibetan and about half french, who's own mother is partially japanese.
And then my dads partially tibetan/chinese, and partially british with danish roots.

So I'm stuck being in the middle of tibetan, chinese, french, japanese, british and danish. haha so I probably have been discriminated without me realizing. Well...actually I was told my line of descent is probably dirty because I was a mix. haha That was once, but I can deal with it. Whatever.

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n_n303 wrote:

hey..you're that freaky fan girl




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and yes i have. who hasnt it?


Oh...I didn't know how it get to general discussion too...because I put it in the CassiopeiaLovesDBSK Forum...its just weird that it got here...so, I guess you shouldn't insult somebody that you dodn't even know...thank you^^

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n_n303 wrote:


LJKanimes wrote:

Oh...I didn't know how it get to general discussion too...because I put it in the CassiopeiaLovesDBSK Forum...its just weird that it got here...so, I guess you shouldn't insult somebody that you dodn't even know...thank you^^



i wasnt insulting you. You're my hero.
i love DBSK too


it felt like that....

I don't really care now....it was just embarrassing how I put it in the general forum and weird...when I realized it...it was already lock....
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I live in US with a Vietnamese and Chinese heritage but I don't speak but I used to but that was when I was little. But some people in the past make fun of me of that. I just hate it when people make fun of not being able to speak my native Languages. But of all of my family members I'm one of the people that is able to speak english VERY fluent.
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Yes, I have. I'm Chinese and my Chinese is bad so my family would always make fun of the way I speak. My friends say I sound like a little kid when I speak in Chinese. -_-
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26 / M / Canada
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My relatives in China and Hong Kong sometimes (note: always) make fun of me for not knowing how to read or write Chinese and for not knowing Mandarin (I know Cantonese). So I in turn make fun of them for not knowing English or for sucking at it.
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I'm 100% chinese and I can speak Cantonese, Mandarin, and English fluently. I'm currently learning Japanese and Spanish.

Kudos for those who are multilingual because, yeah, that's hot. :)

I do sympathize with everyone who has been discriminated for not knowing how to speaking a certain language or expected to know about things in the "mother country" ><" It's so stupid because just because I'm Chinese doesn't mean that I represent the whole country and its people.
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Posted 2/17/08
I'm chinese and I can speak 3 different kinds of chinese and some Japanese and some spainish and not to mention english as well, but I kind of have the same problem, even through I'm Chinese, people expect me to know how to read and write chinese, while I CAN'T!
Then some of the chinese students and other ethic students in my school were so surprised, like they are telling me that I' not chinese at all even through I can speak the language
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