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A PSA from the Harvard-Radcliffe Asian American Association:
We don’t care if you feel Jeremy Lin doesn’t play well enough to be a 2013 All-Star. We don’t even care if you’re just bizarrely passionate about Volvo commercials.
But we do care about racism.
And for the record, these kinds of Tweets are not okay.
Not today, not ever.
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Racist Red Dawn tweets.
Prometheus Brown of Blue Scholars was also retweeting all the racist tweets. Love to him and ManilaRyce!
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xoericxo replied to your link: If anyone is interested, I’ve been having a fight on Twitter with someone over Asian American stereotypes
i’m so confused - is this guy trying to stand up for APIA rights or further denigrate them? his “please tell me they are not gay” re: asian men calendar & “u certainly don’t look american’ @ michelle malkin comments are both fucking disgusting
I know, right? I was/am still puzzled. The guy constantly tags magazines/blogs centered towards Asian American women and says ‘typical Asian female behavior’. He also sent me a video of an extremely racist comedy bit about Asian couples where the comedian not only mocks their Chinese names but also their relationship statuses. He also frequently makes horribly sexist and misogynist comments.
Maybe he’s a troll, but I have not been this pissed off in a long time.