when you run into racists, you call them out on their bigotry. I am so done with racist BS I swear to god I’m shaking while I type this, but here we go
so the other day I was out with my family, and we’re browsing the boutiques/stores in downtown Los Gatos when we see these two white kids on bikes coming down the opposite way of the sidewalk so naturally, we make room for them and move to one side but the thing is, instead saying thanks, they start yelling things in Chinese accents as they pass by stereotypical, really badly-done Chinese accents. like we can’t understand basic english I think one of them even threw in a “ching chong” really? you’re fucking kidding me. I’m pissed that these sorts of things happen every day. in my entire CHILDHOOD I was made fun of because I am asian but what the hell is wrong with being asian? FYI WE ASIANS ARE PEOPLE WITH FEELINGS, NOT ZOO ANIMALS YOU CAN STARE AT AND HARASS FREELY even if mocking an accent is a minor offense, it’s still fucking offensive and degrading some people get KILLED because of their race and yet some kids have the AUDACITY to even pull even minor racist shit like this WHY IS IT SOCIALLY ACCEPTABLE TO DO THIS TO ASIANS ANYWAY so I make a point to tell them to FUCK OFF very loudly throw in the middle finger because I can and you know what I see them stop and turn and their fucking jaws drop in disbelief. it was empowering. this really wasn’t the best way to deal with the situation but I am not letting 13-year-old white boys step all over me AGAIN because we are NOT replaying MIDDLE SCHOOL. it might have just been a joke to them, but to me, my RACE IS NOT A JOKE. there is a HUGE difference between asian people making asian jokes and WHITE people making asian jokes. after being both DIRECTLY harassed and SUBTLY snubbed on basis of race for essentially my entire LIFE, I am NOT going to sit down and take something like this quietly EVER again i can only HOPE that they learned something from this and not have dismissed me as some angry asian girl but anyways. to everyone who’s taken the time to read this: (or, tl;dr: ) it’s okay to be angry at racist things, even if they are small. don’t let anyone make you feel inferior like that. don’t let anyone tell you you’re being too sensitive, being too angry, or overreacting. don’t let anyone make you feel ashamed of your heritage. and lastly, don’t be afraid to stand your fucking ground. anyhow. sorry for swearing so much, but thanks for reading.
ps. they kept coming back to stare at us from across the street. my sister flipped them off. I’ve trained her well (◡‿◡✿) -
a sidenote: i’ve posted this story on facebook and have received overwhelming support for it! tbh i am quite proud since it’s really the first time i have stood up to racist white kids so i hope it’s alright if i share it with the people of aagu as well!
admittedly it definitely was not the most mature way to deal with the situation, but somebody needed to tell those kids they were being rude as FUCK.