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Are Asians who are new to America scared of black people?
Posted 7/9/12 , edited 7/9/12

TheRealEscargotpudding wrote:

Simon's the coolest Japanese Russian black guy ever!!!



LoL I really like that anime and yea simon is cool and nice, but everybody's afraid of him until they get to know him.
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I have noticed that some Japanese and other Asian races (sorry I don't want to say every one) that are kinda new to America are much more how can I say apprehensive of my presence especially when I walk by them or sit next to them on a train or bus. Don't get me wrong I am in no way saying that they hate black people of something that harsh, I'm just honestly asking If in most Asian countries there are no black people or if there is something taught that might make them scared or maybe even my height and size?


Studies conducted that majority of Asian people fear the colour tone of black in general. Asian cultures like China takes the colour black as a symbol death and mourn. Thus, they discourage mostly people wearing black. Sighted example, if there's a birthday and other special occasions one is invited to attend, one must wear a festive and vibrant colour. Wearing black may give the wrong impression. Black have been connoted to some of the negative attributes in the society to name a few, black magic, black knight, black death, black water, black Saturday often times figuratively aligns it self to negativity. In nature of being human, the black seems to be the unknown. Night time, is most feared time by humans for we can not see properly and we believe that the absence of sunlight dark creature roams around mostly in stories like ghost, demons take a look of the one mammal that feast at night and have been feared for the wrong side of it's nature the BATS. Most the same in dogs. If you have a white doberman most like to see it roaming and feel it is harmless and cute. In the contrary, if you have a black doberman majority stay away from it.

It's a social stigma that black is feared much more if it's black or dark people. To add to it Hip hop or Hollywood contributed to another downgrade factors of it like most of the gang or bad wild people they portrayed it as black people saying fucking and shitty foul words. One can say that Hollywood have a bigger impact on the planet than Jesus it self





lol good stuff!! and i can say that my mom is afraid of black people
Posted 7/9/12

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Posted 7/9/12

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kajisawa wrote:


marcel20 wrote:

I have noticed that some Japanese and other Asian races (sorry I don't want to say every one) that are kinda new to America are much more how can I say apprehensive of my presence especially when I walk by them or sit next to them on a train or bus. Don't get me wrong I am in no way saying that they hate black people of something that harsh, I'm just honestly asking If in most Asian countries there are no black people or if there is something taught that might make them scared or maybe even my height and size?


Studies conducted that majority of Asian people fear the colour tone of black in general. Asian cultures like China takes the colour black as a symbol death and mourn. Thus, they discourage mostly people wearing black. Sighted example, if there's a birthday and other special occasions one is invited to attend, one must wear a festive and vibrant colour. Wearing black may give the wrong impression. Black have been connoted to some of the negative attributes in the society to name a few, black magic, black knight, black death, black water, black Saturday often times figuratively aligns it self to negativity. In nature of being human, the black seems to be the unknown. Night time, is most feared time by humans for we can not see properly and we believe that the absence of sunlight dark creature roams around mostly in stories like ghost, demons take a look of the one mammal that feast at night and have been feared for the wrong side of it's nature the BATS. Most the same in dogs. If you have a white doberman most like to see it roaming and feel it is harmless and cute. In the contrary, if you have a black doberman majority stay away from it.

It's a social stigma that black is feared much more if it's black or dark people. To add to it Hip hop or Hollywood contributed to another downgrade factors of it like most of the gang or bad wild people they portrayed it as black people saying fucking and shitty foul words. One can say that Hollywood have a bigger impact on the planet than Jesus it self





Although the case can be made for these factors, I think it bears mentioning that there have been studies done on infantile response which point to an even deeper root factor. They found that a vast number of stress responses increased, most notably blood pressure, when a black nurse would come in and change them as compared to a white nurse, or even a black woman with a lighter skin tone. It should be noted that the infantile response group was uniform -- in other words even black babies responded that way.

Furthermore, infantile responses to hair color fell into the same exact pattern. Lighter colored hair tones, blonde, white, silver, grey, etc, were responded to with the least stress. Black hair with the most stress.

The conclusion was that as primates, we're conditioned to respond with fear to adults with dark hair / skin tone. This may have been the result of the natural dynamic between infants and young adults within a primate troop. Young adults are highly sexually active and thus an enormous threat to infants (as rogue males always are among all mammalian groups). Killing a mother's baby makes her receptive to mating, so infanticide is extremely common.

The elders among the troop have aged and with age their hair naturally turns white (or silver), but the youth still have their dark black coats of hair. This is where the big issue pops up among primates, within many primate families it was originally noted that it seemed the oldest apes were relegated to taking care of the babies while the crazy teenagers partied. In fact this was not the case, it's the exact opposite. The elders can actually be witnessed stealing the young away from their mothers by force and then fighting them off savagely if they try to take them back. Why this is, is unknown, but in the words of Jane Goodall: "Perhaps it's jealousy, perhaps it's wisdom."

So, we come from a family tree where we're used to being raised by our white-haired grandparents and used to being terrified of the black haired adults running around. The resulting trust issues with dark complexions and dark hair remains to this day and is seen within our own human family with the universal preference for blondes and the universal stress response to those with black hair and black skin tones.

...That said, we all grow up eventually, and the vast amount of negative reinforcement and negative imagery supplied by Hollywood and world media does nothing to reassure people. Still, the question remains, how did such extreme prejudice against dark men form thousands of years before Hollywood and world media, much less the printing press, even existed? I think the studies into infantile response and primate family dynamics is a strong indication as to the source of our fears. I only hope that one day we can actually overcome our bad programming and end the suffering.


Wish I could go with this one,but science is known to be flawed too, statistic's and study's aren't perfect and even history is made to make the writer of it the hero. I am one who takes things as of "now" the past is the past for a reason to me-so that we can change the future.
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Legend tells of witch doctors living in the northern forests of Sapporo. They kidnap children and turn them into zombies! This is what spawned the resident evil series, of course ..

So they're reasonably quite apprehensive!

Or maybe everyone is a little afraid of people whose appearances they aren't used to yet. Probably the latter, actually.
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Posted 7/9/12
When I came to America I was not scared of African-Americans. There were some in Philippines and in Northern Ireland ^^ They were quite friendly
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still scared?
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Some of these questions i really wonder how people come up with them ^^;
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Legend tells of witch doctors living in the northern forests of Sapporo. They kidnap children and turn them into zombies! This is what spawned the resident evil series, of course ..

So they're reasonably quite apprehensive!

Or maybe everyone is a little afraid of people whose appearances they aren't used to yet. Probably the latter, actually.




even Zombies can be friendly some times
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Posted 7/10/12
Maybe it's the way you walk or stand that scares them, maybe you have an angry default facial expression. My facial expression is usually very blank so people just stare at me, I guess hoping for some emotion to pop out.
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Posted 7/10/12
I probably would be. I blame the media.
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Posted 7/13/12
hmmm , they might be
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Posted 7/13/12
i know a lot of chinese people still have an old school view of black people. a lot of the time they've only encountered stereotypes found in movies that make it across the pond. kind of makes you think twice about 'black people' schticks you see in movies/tv.
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Posted 7/13/12 , edited 7/13/12
They just "look" scary. But of course looks don't have much to do with how they are on the inside.

One thing I find funny about some black people is they try too hard to look less menacing and fail at it!
Posted 7/23/12
Mixture of things. If you live in a different country and have only seen the same skin colour as your own it is out of the norm to see a black person or another skin colour. Some may react scared, some act based on their intuition, some nice or some with racism and hate. Another example would be, how would black people in let's say Africa react to an Asian person? It's the same.
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