I get really annoyed when people, especially other poc, claim that east asians arent discriminated against just because we're pale skinned?? scratch that. i get straight up PISSED. What the fuck does all the fetishization mean then?? especially in this age of koreaboos and porn. and not every east asian is pale???? i hate the model minority myth
Same. I’m not East Asian but you’ll always have my support.
Skin color doesn’t cancel out racism. Light and pale skin might give a Person of Color some privilege in a white society but that doesn’t mean white people can’t be racist and non-white people can’t be prejudiced towards that person. In addition, people’s experience with skin color is different depending on where we live.
I’m light-skinned so this doesn’t apply to me but pale skin isn’t glorified over here. If you’re pale-skinned, you might get made fun of. And I’m not saying it’s pale skin oppression or discrimination or anything like that lol. Far from it. I’m just saying that pale skin folks do get made fun of in some places in the world. We get a lot of sun here so the majority of people aren’t pale-skinned. I know people don’t like to hear this but it’s true for some.
At the same time, if we associate East Asians with pale skin, then what of those with tan or dark skin? Are they not East Asian and are they included in the “POC” umbrella only because they’re dark-skinned? You can’t choose and decide which East Asian is a Person of Color or who to include or exclude, because ALL East Asians are of color. ALL East Asians can face racist, prejudice, or discriminative acts regardless if they’re dark-skinned or pale-skinned. The frequency or intensity may differ but racism is still racism lol.
Also, where is this association that “East Asians are pale skin” coming from? Perhaps it’s because people don’t know any East Asians, haven’t interacted with East Asians, and only know K-pop idols??? I know a lot of Chinese folks specifically and many of them are darker than me lol. And to go back to the K-pop idol thing, they pamper themselves with skin-whitening products that the majority of real-life East Asians probably don’t use. So folks have to stop thinking of images that are not reflective of reality.
Angry Asian Guy