First  Prev  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14  15  16  17  Next  Last
Why do people always generalize asians as Chinese?
Posted 11/25/08
Someone kid called me chinese today too lol. I just laughed at him until someone else corrected him. Its just plain ignorance. simply correct them. Theres no need to flip out or anything.
232 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
Offline
Posted 11/25/08 , edited 11/25/08
i'm chinese. so i don't have much experience with feeling offended? by being called chinese.
but i have been around when people have said that to my friends, and some would totally flip out.
and i'd be like o_0...

but ANYWAYS.

i think it definitely has to do with ignorance, most people really can't tell. ["oh asians all look the same. blahhhh"] we're a majority, and it's what is really fresh on their minds. most people actually have to stop and think a while if you mention korea, japan, or the philippines to figure out exactly what they are x_x.
china is BOOM. oh yeah, i remember learning about that place in elementary school. yadayada.

and the jerks have fun with the racist stereotypes, which happen to be predominately associated with chinese people. to be honest...i can't really think of any specifically directed to any other asian race - other than accents, maybe. [ching chong ching chong ... is that even a language???]

yes. generalization sucks.
but i think all you need to do is simply correct them. there's no need to bust out an angry move.
972 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
F / DA GALAXY!
Offline
Posted 11/25/08
I was called a Chinese earlier at school today.That same group also said I'm a nerd because I'm Chinese.
Well...I'm not Chinese.

These people are so dumb, the only asian country they know is China. Don't mess with dumb people, they have no life.
Posted 11/25/08
the reason why is becuz most products are from china that ppl buy from. take a look at ur toys and clothes most of them will say MADE IN CHINA
3280 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
24 / M / East Coast, America
Offline
Posted 11/25/08

genesis_eh wrote:

mmmm. im asian and when non-asians see me they dnt think im chinese. i mean i come accross a few but most ask what i am first. im filipino i mostly get put with the spanish or japanese.
nd if they do that nd like call me chink or something its probably cos they have nothin better to do.
cos when have you seriously seen someone who has there life in order call you chink or chino without meaning to cause any misunderstanding between you nd them?


ohhh em gee only the really smart non-asian ppl can differentiate actually
buh the other ppl cant like if ur a flip like me who has really white skin
they think ur chinese, buh if u have the flip tan they wont mistake u
for a chinese...i do get pissed off too, and i'm just like no i'm filipino
u..."words i cant say" and ahahahah i get so pissed
2631 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
25 / F / cali!
Offline
Posted 11/25/08
because china takes up most of asia, and most "whites" can't tell the difference between korean chinese and japanese. i was really really surprised when i met a person at the library (an old man) that started speaking japanese to me, and i thought he was speaking chinese at first because that's what everyone usually does with me, but then i realized that he actually assumed i was japanese first (which is very rare and a first/last). we actually had a nice little chat cuz he knew both japanese and manderin (though i have to say, his japanese was much better). Lol, that's the first person to actually guess that i'm japanese, even though most poeple ask me whether im japanese or chinese (since i look jap but they like to generalize asians as chinese). i always reply "both" and they are all stunned or something, like a huge weird thing...
729 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
24 / F / San Antonio
Offline
Posted 11/25/08

abcblair wrote:


genesis_eh wrote:

mmmm. im asian and when non-asians see me they dnt think im chinese. i mean i come accross a few but most ask what i am first. im filipino i mostly get put with the spanish or japanese.
nd if they do that nd like call me chink or something its probably cos they have nothin better to do.
cos when have you seriously seen someone who has there life in order call you chink or chino without meaning to cause any misunderstanding between you nd them?


ohhh em gee only the really smart non-asian ppl can differentiate actually
buh the other ppl cant like if ur a flip like me who has really white skin
they think ur chinese, buh if u have the flip tan they wont mistake u
for a chinese...i do get pissed off too, and i'm just like no i'm filipino
u..."words i cant say" and ahahahah i get so pissed


lOl. im pretty light skin too!! i got it from my dad's side.
i get pissed when a flip thinks im a diff race though.
so i say, "OKININAM!!" and do thee whole filipino up in yurr face thing:)
exagerating of course but i do get pissed. bwahahaa.
3280 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
24 / M / East Coast, America
Offline
Posted 11/25/08

genesis_eh wrote:


abcblair wrote:


genesis_eh wrote:

mmmm. im asian and when non-asians see me they dnt think im chinese. i mean i come accross a few but most ask what i am first. im filipino i mostly get put with the spanish or japanese.
nd if they do that nd like call me chink or something its probably cos they have nothin better to do.
cos when have you seriously seen someone who has there life in order call you chink or chino without meaning to cause any misunderstanding between you nd them?


ohhh em gee only the really smart non-asian ppl can differentiate actually
buh the other ppl cant like if ur a flip like me who has really white skin
they think ur chinese, buh if u have the flip tan they wont mistake u
for a chinese...i do get pissed off too, and i'm just like no i'm filipino
u..."words i cant say" and ahahahah i get so pissed


lOl. im pretty light skin too!! i got it from my dad's side.
i get pissed when a flip thinks im a diff race though.
so i say, "OKININAM!!" and do thee whole filipino up in yurr face thing:)
exagerating of course but i do get pissed. bwahahaa.


lmaoooo hahaha i remember there were like half of my elementary skool was flip
so ppl wud ask if were chinese...we'd beat them up after skool hahaha
hahaha ur tagalog is funny buh i like doing the accent its so fun
i get the whole light skin frm my mom she's a quarter, ehhhh i love being light
they say all the flips strive for this skin lol
1559 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
23 / F / California
Offline
Posted 11/25/08
I get that all the time. But I don't like get it. I kind of see it for me as a compliment. People at school thought I was Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Filipino, Viet or half-white because I act too white that's what everyone says I guess. I kind of think that's cool because 'hey I can pass as a Chinese or Korean? Cool.' Probably I think that way because I'm not to fond of my nationality.
10637 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
27 / F / cali
Offline
Posted 11/25/08 , edited 11/25/08
Probably because a majority of Asians that the non-Asians know are Chinese.
Just like I used to assume everyone who spoke Spanish was "Mexican".
8594 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
F
Offline
Posted 11/25/08
I know right? It happens to me a lot of time especially in school. People always asked me if I'm Chinese? I said no then they said Korean? Japanese? I said no. Then they started to ask me what race am I. and I said Vietnamese. Most people doesn't even know Vietnamese. I hated when other non-asian considered Chinese are the only Asian in the world. I also hated when people asked me about my race.
BTW, this topic should be in the general forum.

3353 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
27 / M / japan
Offline
Posted 11/25/08
i understand because when i talk to some of my friends in jap "people" just say "hey y r u talking in chinese"
it pisses me off so much
and when my sis is practicing writing kanji they keep on askin r u chhinese
all people think about is "Chinese"
1595 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
26 / F / My house
Offline
Posted 11/25/08
UGH i hate it! my friends do that! and it's like guys they are asian...not ONLY chinese!!!!!!!!!! >.<
3280 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
24 / M / East Coast, America
Offline
Posted 11/25/08

chee_ wrote:

I get that all the time. But I don't like get it. I kind of see it for me as a compliment. People at school thought I was Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Filipino, Viet or half-white because I act too white that's what everyone says I guess. I kind of think that's cool because 'hey I can pass as a Chinese or Korean? Cool.' Probably I think that way because I'm not to fond of my nationality.


whats ur nationality!?!?!?! and awhhhh my parents are white-washed buh
we deffff cant pass as white lol
1127 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
23 / Vegas xd
Offline
Posted 11/25/08
i say its jackie chans fault!!!
First  Prev  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14  15  16  17  Next  Last
You must be logged in to post.