Are Asians “the New Jews?”

Sometime in college, a Jewish friend remarked to me, “you know what, Ernie? Jewish people are just like Asians, except Jewish people love therapy and Asians hate therapy.” Seems pretty accurate to me. Jeff Yang, over at his regular column at the San Francisco Chronicle discusses whether Asians are “the new Jews.” My answer: only in areas where there are a lot of Jewish people; here in the Bay where the prominent minorities are Asian, Latinos and Blacks, they were just white people that didn’t celebrate Christmas. And we’re definitely not “the new White people.” (We still don’t celebrate Christmas, though. Well, a singular “we.”)

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About Ernie

I'm the creator of 8 Asians and one of the editors. While I'm a regular blogger to the site as well, think of my role as Barbara Walters on "The View," except without the weird white hair. During the day, I'm a Developer for a major Internet company and live in the San Francisco Bay Area. I've also been writing in my blog,, for seven years.
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