• http://www.erniehsiung.com/ Ernie H.

    “We’re not angry because we think the article said something wrong or Yang is a moron. We’re angry because we are pretty certain white people are going to read the article and think all of us, all Asian people everywhere, are just like Yang and now we all look like wrong morons. We’re angry because we think we have been portrayed in a false light.”

    Agreed, 1000%.

  • moye

    @ErnieHsiung Pssst, here’s the secret. We ARE morons! YAY Durrrr.

  • Xxxtine

    @moye @ErnieHsiung if anyone wants further proof of our moronity (I’ve created a new word ya’ll!), listen to The A-Word.

  • KojiStevenSakai

    Did he really say “yellow and green toned skin”? He needs to read my article.

  • bohemianeddy

    HEAR HEAR

  • KeithPR

    Great piece, Sunny.

  • mwei

    if people are more upset over Yang’s article than over NYPD brutality, then no wonder the so called ‘community’ is stuck where it’s at. heck I’d say even regressed, because at least in 1975 they staged protests:

    http://www.aafe.org/pgs/history_first.html

  • http://www.8asians.com/author/akrypti/ akrypti

    @mwei Fortunately, not many are *that* upset. They’re more perturbed than anything else. I’m just a drama queen who needs to blow everything out of proportion so I can write 8A posts.

  • http://www.8asians.com/author/akrypti/ akrypti

    @mwei Fortunately, not many are *that* upset. They’re more perturbed than anything else. I’m just a drama queen who needs to blow everything out of proportion so I can write 8A posts.

  • http://www.8asians.com/author/akrypti/ akrypti

    @KeithPR . . . My name… is Kunta Kinte.

  • http://www.8asians.com/author/akrypti/ akrypti

    @KojiStevenSakai Agreed! And along with your post, he also oughta read every other seminal work on APA crit race theory that came out, like, a decade ago. Did anyone else observe that much of Yang’s article was so yesterday?

  • http://www.8asians.com/author/akrypti/ akrypti

    @Xxxtine @moye @ErnieHsiung When are we going to do another A-word thingie?

  • http://www.8asians.com/author/akrypti/ akrypti

    @KojiStevenSakai Also, just saying here, but it’s not like I photoshop-adjusted the color of my skintone at all in my LiveFyre profile pic and… I dunno man, I look yellow to me.

  • mwei

    @akrypti @mwei you folks need to track down Kenneth Eng to write guest columns for you. he’s the funniest “yellow skull god” ever!

  • Elliott

    @KojiStevenSakai I think he just needs to get laid. With an Asian lady. After all, they have smaller vaginas.

    … I keed, I keeed. But honestly, dude needs to get laid.

  • peptea

    you should read ‘ask a korean’ dude’s response to yang’s article. it was a stark reminder that yang’s article, though imperfect, is very much necessary and laudable for bringing up this sensitive topic.

  • Xxxtine

    @akrypti @moye @ErnieHsiung We’ll be … or rather … I’ll be recording it beachside on Jeju Island in South Korea in about 2 weeks.

  • David M.

    Great sense of humor. Much of what you think Chang Bizi thinks is wrongthink. Amy Chua’s book is about having money, as is most of what goes on in America.

  • http://tinabot.blogspot.com/ TinaTsai

    OH EMMA GEE girl, you hit that right on the dot. That’s exactly what’s going on. I was a pitchfork wielder myself until I realized it was because I was so freaked out over the guilty-by-association issue.

    My reaction to Amy Chua was like “WHY ARE YOU MAKING IT HARDER FOR US TO DEAL WITH THESE MORONS? IT’S ALREADY SO HARD!” Literally in tears.

    I think battling so much anti-sino sentiments at home was wearing me out (and it wasn’t even directed at me!), but I’ve come to the realization, these racists and ignorants aren’t going to listen to reason. All we can do is make sure those counter-views are yelled loud and clear to counterbalance their skewed realities.

    In any case, I (think I) recognize the value of antagonizing them now. The Tiger Moms and Wesley Yangs are just the bait. Pull out all that dirty racist laundry into the sunlight people. I wanna see the real you.

    I’m still keeping my pitchfork handy, though. Maybe I should choreograph my own pitchfork wushu form.

  • LianChikakoChang

    Thanks for this post. I also blogged a response to Yang’s essay (saying that “Yang thinks that he is rejecting the “Asian values” that he so resents, but he is living by the one that pains me the most…self-interest and a complete disinterest in thinking about the difference between what is good and what is good for oneself.”)

    And Yang himself responded. You can check out (and join) the ongoing conversation at: http://utsun.org/the-asian-value-that-wesley-yang-doesn%E2%80%99t-reject/#comments

  • BlasianBytch

    I honestly wasn’t angry, just a annoyed. At the end of the day I ain’t Asian like Yang and I never will be. I would never try to speak for all the people I perceive to be like me.

  • NicoleLee

    Wow, I think I should read Yang’s article again then. I kinda agreed with it all the way through. I must be more Sinophobic than I thought!

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