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Why do people always generalize asians as Chinese?
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It's the same reason as why Hispanics are all considered Mexicans.
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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





I'm Hmong. Maybe you heard of it or not. I hate admitting it, no offense.
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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





I'm Hmong. Maybe you heard of it or not. I hate admitting it, no offense.


ohhh no, i'm not hmong lol, why are u ashamed of it!?!?!?!, well i'm flip, i'm cool with it lol
btw i've heard of it, my friend is half hmong, a quarter viet and a quarter flip :D
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OMGg i noe i hate that!
Hey Chinese gurl.
ahhahha probably because
Chinese and Japanese is
more common. i dunno
but it bugs me sumtimes :P
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azn099 wrote:

because most asians are chinese. china has a population of 1.32 billion. asia's population is 3.9 billion. china makes up 1/3 of asia and approximately 19% of the world's total population not counting overseas chinese. overseas chinese total over 40 million and over 3 million of which live in the united states.

just by looking at the numbers i can see why people would generalize asians as chinese. although that doesn't give them the right to label every asian as chinese, it certainly doesn't surprise me as to why people do generalize asians as chinese.


Exactly my thoughts! Being so big in number, it is inevitable that people who are not so exposed or knowlegeable about asia would think that all asians are chinese.
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someone thought i was korean because i was really pale for an asian oh my friend thought i was vietnamese and i get mistaken that alot but when she mistakened me for it she started talking in vietnamese to me and i just gave her an empty stare
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abcblair wrote:


chee_ wrote:


abcblair wrote:


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





I'm Hmong. Maybe you heard of it or not. I hate admitting it, no offense.


ohhh no, i'm not hmong lol, why are u ashamed of it!?!?!?!, well i'm flip, i'm cool with it lol
btw i've heard of it, my friend is half hmong, a quarter viet and a quarter flip :D



Hahaha No, I'm not ashamed of it. It's like they disgrace me enough that I don't claim to be Hmong. It's just that over where I go to school at, there are Hmong people who does such stupid things, they always think they're better than everyone, always seems to be tooo quiet, they think they're prettier than others, well that's how they are over here and I know there are other Hmong people who are not like that, but still. I just can't stand it. But it's cool that your friend is mixed. I'm like part Laos. But that's pretty much it. And Hmong people or any else never think I'm Hmong because I don't look like it or act like it which is pretty cool.

But being Flip I think is pretty cool too. Like most of the people who I heard singing awesome are Flips. Uh, if that's offensive, sorry!!



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chee_ wrote:


abcblair wrote:


chee_ wrote:


abcblair wrote:


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





I'm Hmong. Maybe you heard of it or not. I hate admitting it, no offense.


ohhh no, i'm not hmong lol, why are u ashamed of it!?!?!?!, well i'm flip, i'm cool with it lol
btw i've heard of it, my friend is half hmong, a quarter viet and a quarter flip :D



Hahaha No, I'm not ashamed of it. It's like they disgrace me enough that I don't claim to be Hmong. It's just that over where I go to school at, there are Hmong people who does such stupid things, they always think they're better than everyone, always seems to be tooo quiet, they think they're prettier than others, well that's how they are over here and I know there are other Hmong people who are not like that, but still. I just can't stand it. But it's cool that your friend is mixed. I'm like part Laos. But that's pretty much it. And Hmong people or any else never think I'm Hmong because I don't look like it or act like it which is pretty cool.

But being Flip I think is pretty cool too. Like most of the people who I heard singing awesome are Flips. Uh, if that's offensive, sorry!!





ohhhhhhh really?!?!?! u prolly live in cali lol, superficial azns hahaha jk
buhhhh yeahhh i cant sing well, i can dance but not sing lol
mmmmmmmmhhmmmmmmm i can totally relate, the ONLY thing i hate about
being a flip is that we try to be like AMERICANS, while we can't be our own country lol
buh i think that applies to almost all the countries, buhhhh i love our culture and our
FOOD!!!!!!
BTW ur so lucky to me surrounded by so many aznsss, the EAST COAST doesnt' have lots of aznsss :(

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It's the same reason as why Hispanics are all considered Mexicans.
came in here to say this. pisses me off. i try to explain it to my friends that all cultures have differences but they can't really understand unless they're placed in a country or a place where they are the minority

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Pedofile wrote:

It's the same reason as why Hispanics are all considered Mexicans.
came in here to say this. pisses me off. i try to explain it to my friends that all cultures have differences but they can't really understand unless they're placed in a country or a place where they are the minority



well thank godd our president is finally a minority
the minority rules the country now lol muhahahah
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know why? cause whenever people look for asia on the world map, they will see the name C H I N A first
like hey, it's a huge country
you can barely see the name of the other countries
you might as well think that the other countries are china's province
and yeah, when i was 5 yrs old, i thought china was a continent
as for russia, westerns consider it as a european country although it is a eurasian country

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abcblair wrote:


chee_ wrote:


abcblair wrote:


chee_ wrote:


abcblair wrote:


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





I'm Hmong. Maybe you heard of it or not. I hate admitting it, no offense.


ohhh no, i'm not hmong lol, why are u ashamed of it!?!?!?!, well i'm flip, i'm cool with it lol
btw i've heard of it, my friend is half hmong, a quarter viet and a quarter flip :D



Hahaha No, I'm not ashamed of it. It's like they disgrace me enough that I don't claim to be Hmong. It's just that over where I go to school at, there are Hmong people who does such stupid things, they always think they're better than everyone, always seems to be tooo quiet, they think they're prettier than others, well that's how they are over here and I know there are other Hmong people who are not like that, but still. I just can't stand it. But it's cool that your friend is mixed. I'm like part Laos. But that's pretty much it. And Hmong people or any else never think I'm Hmong because I don't look like it or act like it which is pretty cool.

But being Flip I think is pretty cool too. Like most of the people who I heard singing awesome are Flips. Uh, if that's offensive, sorry!!





ohhhhhhh really?!?!?! u prolly live in cali lol, superficial azns hahaha jk
buhhhh yeahhh i cant sing well, i can dance but not sing lol
mmmmmmmmhhmmmmmmm i can totally relate, the ONLY thing i hate about
being a flip is that we try to be like AMERICANS, while we can't be our own country lol
buh i think that applies to almost all the countries, buhhhh i love our culture and our
FOOD!!!!!!
BTW ur so lucky to me surrounded by so many aznsss, the EAST COAST doesnt' have lots of aznsss :(




Hahahahha, you guess right. I live in the one and only Cali. And superficial azns? That's like soo true.
OMG, you dance, aww, I want to learn how to dance. I can sing a little. Hey I'm going to continue this on your guestbook okays?
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ya, my fellow filipinos often mistaken me as chinese....well but i have a blood of a chinese....
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becuz asian ppl look chinese in general? n everything is made in china (hyperbole) so chinese is more familiar.. well of course, dun forget india.. it's still a part of asia..
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CUZ THAT'S THE 0NLy THiNG THEy C0ULD C0ME UP WiTH T0 MAKE FUN 0F y0U.....
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