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I have this boss that likes to start a conversation with ethnic questions with me. He tries so hard to win an asian card.
Anyway, he asked me, "hey, Manny Pacquiao is asian like you and he's going to fight soon. Are you going to support him? A great boxer and a champion."

"I'm not really into boxing. Good for him being a champion," I responded.

"So, you're not going to watch and support your kind?," he added.

I was like, "like I said, good for him for all the accomplishments he made. But I'm not really into boxing. If you let me choose, I like Floyd Mayweather than Manny. His style is more like a counter puncher compared to Manny that showers his opponents with barrage of punches after an exchange."

"No. You have to cheer for Manny. He's like you. Be proud of your kind,"
my boss said in exchange.

"No. I have the right/freewill to at least cheer/support for any contestant I like. So, you're telling me if I was black my vote is automatically for Obama without considering what he offers/promises/ill will for his country,"
my response.

"I like basketball. Miami Heat's head coach is Erik Spoelstra. The team already won two championships back to back. Lets talk about him."




So yea. The conversation(s) ended like that. Was I wrong?
I don't like how he converts his questions. He's two steps away to ask "do you know kung fu?"
It's like there's more than that. We can have conversations without implying that I'm asian and all I do is asian stuff.

It seems like this also happens when I meet new people. They ask the same questions over and over like how rock n roll country stations ask Eminem why he raps, what school he went to, what neighborhood he grew up, what were your friends, etc.


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you probably gave the best responses i could imagine during that scenario. its dumb to even consider you have to and can only support people of your ethnicity. i think it's just something people say without thinking about what they're implying, they probably just see it as a general conversation starter. except that guy took it too far and you sassed him right out so BE PROUD. support who you like for whatever reason you like~~
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You were totally in the right. Rather, I'm surprised you didn't say something much harsher to him. Next time, Manny Pacquiao him in the face (or not because you'd probably get fired). No worries though, that guy sounds like an ass.
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I actually agree with you. Good job for sticking to your guns.
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You're awesome. Now he's not going to promote you because you're Asian LOL
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Be proud of "your kind." Sounds vaguely racist and altogether stupid. The human race has a "kind"?

So because I'm white, I'm supposed to support every cotton-picking politician and rich WASP in America?
Posted 4/6/14 , edited 4/6/14

orochieight wrote:

So because I'm white, I'm supposed to support every cotton-picking politician and rich WASP in America?


Being proud of what is representing you in a good light. What is elevating in their representation of what you could achieve. It's for motivation. Someone, for example, can be proud of something like when someone from their country goes to the moon first. There is more that's unsaid when people say things than what is said.


Anyway, since OP is not into Boxing, it doesn't matter so don't take this the wrong way.
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As a face stealing monster, I am obligated to support all face stealing monsters? I don't want to. They're mean.
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Phersu wrote:

As a face stealing monster, I am obligated to support all face stealing monsters? I don't want to. They're mean.


You have to at least give them a chance, come on now.
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You have to at least give them a chance, come on now.


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He probably thinks you are great at math and can never pass up lo mein.
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The only thing 'wrong' you did; is you didn't go immediately to HR to report this incident.
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onibrotonel wrote:

I have this boss that likes to start a conversation with ethnic questions with me. He tries so hard to win an asian card.
Anyway, he asked me, "hey, Manny Pacquiao is asian like you and he's going to fight soon. Are you going to support him? A great boxer and a champion."

"I'm not really into boxing. Good for him being a champion," I responded.

"So, you're not going to watch and support your kind?," he added.

I was like, "like I said, good for him for all the accomplishments he made. But I'm not really into boxing. If you let me choose, I like Floyd Mayweather than Manny. His style is more like a counter puncher compared to Manny that showers his opponents with barrage of punches after an exchange."

"No. You have to cheer for Manny. He's like you. Be proud of your kind,"
my boss said in exchange.

"No. I have the right/freewill to at least cheer/support for any contestant I like. So, you're telling me if I was black my vote is automatically for Obama without considering what he offers/promises/ill will for his country,"
my response.

"I like basketball. Miami Heat's head coach is Erik Spoelstra. The team already won two championships back to back. Lets talk about him."




So yea. The conversation(s) ended like that. Was I wrong?
I don't like how he converts his questions. He's two steps away to ask "do you know kung fu?"
It's like there's more than that. We can have conversations without implying that I'm asian and all I do is asian stuff.

It seems like this also happens when I meet new people. They ask the same questions over and over like how rock n roll country stations ask Eminem why he raps, what school he went to, what neighborhood he grew up, what were your friends, etc.




Question: What color of skin is your boss? And what is his heritage?
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He sounds like a MASSIVE cock. I think you treated that situation very well, he's lucky he has as high-a-position as he does.
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Now what if if you get fired?
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