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'Racist' Duke fraternity party angers Asians
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Okay. I'm going to admit it now, I laughed when I saw the "Herro," and "Chank you." part. Shouldn't it be "sank you"?

Nonono. Serious time. That's shameful and disrespectful to other cultures. There's a kid that attends my school from China, and when the teachers say "Wow, such a high score as usual!" The other kids say, "Of course. He's Asian, that's why!" It was funny to him and others at first, now I see him pull a fake laugh, and then look incredibly irritated later.
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Asians are the most widely ridiculed, teased, picked on, and tormented demographic in America nowadays. People do it without even giving a shit.
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There's a kid that attends my school from China, and when the teachers say "Wow, such a high score as usual!" The other kids say, "Of course. He's Asian, that's why!" It was funny to him and others at first, now I see him pull a fake laugh, and then look incredibly irritated later.


I think more offensive than the stereotype that all Asians are smart (because while it is kinda flattering, it's simply not true) is that an Asian kid doing well in school is just some predetermined fact, as if he didn't study his balls off while all the crackers were shirking their schoolwork. Discounting his effort and just saying, "ah, yeah, good grades cuz asian," is really annoying. He should turn around and say, "I don't do well because I'm Asian, I do well because I work hard and put in a lot of effort. You would know that if you weren't racist dipshits."
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I'm sure it was supposed to be a joke but it sure as hell wasn't a funny one. I see people on this thread saying 'it's just teasing, not racism!' but teasing is something you do to someone you know and care about over a goof or personality trait or something like that. This is using dated stereotypes of people's cultures for their own amusement.
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There's a kid that attends my school from China, and when the teachers say "Wow, such a high score as usual!" The other kids say, "Of course. He's Asian, that's why!" It was funny to him and others at first, now I see him pull a fake laugh, and then look incredibly irritated later.


I think more offensive than the stereotype that all Asians are smart (because while it is kinda flattering, it's simply not true) is that an Asian kid doing well in school is just some predetermined fact, as if he didn't study his balls off while all the crackers were shirking their schoolwork. Discounting his effort and just saying, "ah, yeah, good grades cuz asian," is really annoying. He should turn around and say, "I don't do well because I'm Asian, I do well because I work hard and put in a lot of effort. You would know that if you weren't racist dipshits."


hypocrisy in action, it is really a shame too since the point was entirely valid.
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Lkavas wrote:


There's a kid that attends my school from China, and when the teachers say "Wow, such a high score as usual!" The other kids say, "Of course. He's Asian, that's why!" It was funny to him and others at first, now I see him pull a fake laugh, and then look incredibly irritated later.


I think more offensive than the stereotype that all Asians are smart (because while it is kinda flattering, it's simply not true) is that an Asian kid doing well in school is just some predetermined fact, as if he didn't study his balls off while all the crackers were shirking their schoolwork. Discounting his effort and just saying, "ah, yeah, good grades cuz asian," is really annoying. He should turn around and say, "I don't do well because I'm Asian, I do well because I work hard and put in a lot of effort. You would know that if you weren't racist dipshits."


hypocrisy in action.


Rats you beat me to it. I was just in the process of responding to the "cracker" comment myself.
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This really offends me. I get annoyed how everyone thinks, because they are trying to be funny it doesn't make it racist. There are people always trying to push the envelope but it shows they do not have any racial sensibility. Ugh!
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Why do you people even care?

It's a variation of the toga party. I don't see you people getting your panties in a bunch over the horrible greek or italian stereotype placed upon that type of party.


I mean, just get over it. the only place this discussion belongs is between the faculty at this particular school and among it's alumni and the alumni of the fraternity that hosted the party.
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Rather than getting offended why not learn to laugh, cause it's really pretty stupid. There is no shortage of equally insensitive events, some are even holidays. If they want to punish these students and not be branded hypocrites they will have a lot of parties etc to curtail.

People aren't born with culture, they grow into it.
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Not speaking for other Asians here, but I thought it was in bad taste at best, and racist at worst. I certainly don't mind well-meaning snark and sarcasm, or self-deprecating humor, but these kids chose their theme poorly. I'm not terribly offended on a personal level, but I am disappointed at the responses of those who are suggesting other people shouldn't feel offended. Who are they to determine what I or others are "allowed" to be offended by?

The problem I have with people saying things like "It's not racist," and "You shouldn't be offended" is that they fall into the same justification behind saying, "I'm sorry if you were offended." The apology is not for what they said, but that people were offended by it. In other words, they're not taking back their statements. They might as well start their sentences with "I'm sorry, but..." and follow it with the most offensive thing that comes to mind, simply because they apologized for it first.

As far as South Park goes, they tend to take the Archie Bunker route with their writing - make the statements as absurd and bigoted as possible, while simultaneously shining a light on how closed minded that mentality actually is. Some people understand it for what it is, while others just let it reinforce their beliefs. The joys of how we interpret media in action.

Some of you may remember the firestorm a UCLA student by the name of Alexandra Wallace created, when she made this video, a rant regarding Asians in the library. Note that she starts it off with "So we know I'm not the most politically correct person, so don't take this offensively..." (See? It's as if the apology somehow makes the rest of it completely inoffensive!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNuyDZevKrU

As one might expect, this spawned a lot of responses, many of them angry. But this one was classy, not made in anger, and it amused me the most. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zulEMWj3sVA
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People hide behind the "Learn to take a joke!" or "It's just a joke." lines so often that they've practically lost all value. If I had a nickle for every crappy black joke that was immediately followed up with "Don't get mad, i'm not serious." i'd be able to buy the Cleveland Browns. I'll get mad if I damned well want to.
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People hide behind the "Learn to take a joke!" or "It's just a joke." lines so often that they've practically lost all value. If I had a nickle for every crappy black joke that was immediately followed up with "Don't get mad, i'm not serious." i'd be able to buy the Cleveland Browns. I'll get mad if I damned well want to.



You sure can, but it doesn't sound like it's getting you very far.
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Racist.
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When I read stories like this, it makes me ashamed to be a part of the same species. For such an "evolved" people, we act pretty primitive at times. Such actions are nowhere near humorous and to hear people claim that it's not racist, is just plain disgusting and somewhat concerning. It makes me wonder where we're heading as a society when things such as this are treated as a trivial joke? Reminds me of that black people party that was thrown at some college. Just as tasteless.



But the shit that goes on every single St. Patrick's Day isn't racist right? You and everyone else only finds this distasteful because the people being misrepresented aren't white. Damn double standards.

Such disgusting hypocrisy.


I agree, certain aspects of St. Patrick's Day may be racist and should be eliminated from the celebration of the holiday.
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Lkavas wrote:


There's a kid that attends my school from China, and when the teachers say "Wow, such a high score as usual!" The other kids say, "Of course. He's Asian, that's why!" It was funny to him and others at first, now I see him pull a fake laugh, and then look incredibly irritated later.


I think more offensive than the stereotype that all Asians are smart (because while it is kinda flattering, it's simply not true) is that an Asian kid doing well in school is just some predetermined fact, as if he didn't study his balls off while all the crackers were shirking their schoolwork. Discounting his effort and just saying, "ah, yeah, good grades cuz asian," is really annoying. He should turn around and say, "I don't do well because I'm Asian, I do well because I work hard and put in a lot of effort. You would know that if you weren't racist dipshits."


hypocrisy in action, it is really a shame too since the point was entirely valid.


Oh no, you spotted something I put in there on purpose! That shit can just as easily go both ways. Does it? Do we really believe white people never study? No. Can we come up with racist stereotypes if we wanted to? Yeah. Would it feel good for the white people? No. I promise you, it would not.

However, it's meant to point out that being racist in return is not the right answer. So, congrats. You kinda didn't miss the point. I'm proud of you.
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