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Yeah colorism exists here between the Taiwanese. But the crazy thing is the guys that I have found drop dead gorgeous are aboriginal Taiwanese men. They are muuuuuucccchhh darker than the other Taiwanese and they also face discrimination because of their heritage. I hate it so much.
Originally Posted by gagirl09
Yeah, I find many dark provincial people of the Philippines to be attractive too (they have some African heritage mixed in). I wish the whole shady shadism BS would just end. I hate it too.

Unfortunately colorism exists in most places where there are people of color who have been influenced by the Western world. Asia is probably the worst, especially in those countries where skin colors can range from pale to black. Usually if you grow up a certain way, something has to expose you to the fact that your views are wrong about the "other" in order for you to change the way you think.

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Originally Posted by multicultcurly
Indeed. Same thing in South America, including Brazil, with too many of its (lighter-skinned) citizens claiming they are free of racism. Their darker citizens still need to be represented more in all sectors of life. The Caribbeans really suffers this too. My mother and her sibs are West Indian - don't get me wrong, there's a lot to respect and love about them and our culture - but sometimes they generate a few very strange, white-washed, racist, self-hating ideas; a curse in thinking originally imposed by white slave masters, but perpetuated by them now.

White Colonialism has done awful things to a lot of peoples' heads - thinks I wish like Hell could be undone somehow.
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*sigh* The guy who did my tattoo a couple of weeks ago told me I had pretty eyes tonight. Don't speak a d-mn lick of English but still I'm floating......
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Ooh la la. Are you fluent in Mandarin or Cantonese?
Originally Posted by Korkscrew
No. I have been learning. Mandarin is the dialect they learn in school. He understands some English though. I was just so shocked because he had his friend translate that in a room with four other guys in it. I was thinking, "you know what you just did, right?" Usually Taiwanese men are this level of shy that makes no sense. Like seriously. In fact, he could possibly speak English but because it's not perfect he will not speak it in front of me. I have learned that there are people who speak some basic English but they refuse to speak it to me because it is not perfect and they don't want to make a mistake. It drives me absolutely nuts. I have had coworkers when I first got here that would not speak to me and avoid me; and then, poof, all of a sudden two weeks later start speaking English. Is it perfect? No. Is it fluent all the time? No. But I am very gracious, patient, understanding, and an English major (despite my many grammar errors) with a bank full of vocabulary if you need me to fill in the word. They would rather me butcher Chinese or simply avoid me.
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Maybe that's just his personality, despite the cultural norm of shyness. Either which way, sounds like he's interested
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Maybe that's just his personality, despite the cultural norm of shyness. Either which way, sounds like he's interested
Originally Posted by Korkscrew
My sixteen year old sister is trying to gas me up. LMAO. I'm like sit down somewhere. She is hilarious!!
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Minding my own business (watching a baker roll his bread and he's making it look d-mn good) and this girl comes up to me and asks me in Chinese to take a pic with her. I took the pic but it threw me way off I forgot about other stuff I wanted to get. People say this common for this to happen and others admit Taiwanese are really interested in you because your black American + your hair.....It still does not make it any less disconcerting. I feel bad but that is the reason why I walk around with headphones on. This is the drawback of living in a small town. They rarely see foreigners, let alone black foreigners and I will get badgered with onslaughts of hellos and people speaking to me in Chinese even though I only understand about 20%, oh and people just snapping pictures secretly and outright of me without my permission. It is exhausting. I hate going into town on the weekends.
Originally Posted by gagirl09
I have had Japanese tourists come up and ask to take a pic with me. I did it but it was really weird. I have taken pictures of people while in another country if it is not westernized to show the difference in dress.
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Hung out again with the guys at the tattoo shop. The guy who commented on my eyes made me eggs. It was kinda like a fried egg. It was sooooooo freakin' good (side note: switched to a more vegetarian diet until I learn more Chinese). Then they invited me and the my coworker friend to a hot pot tonight. Then this new guy showed and no hesitation started to speak English in front of me.
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My seven year old cousin was playing with my hair. Then she exclaims "your hair looks like french fries!". Lol I guess it does look like curly fries. She had beautiful curly hair before her mom fried it with texturizer.
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Annnnnnnnnddddd he was married with a baby. I appreciate the American tradition of wearing wedding rings. I really do, LMAO
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Annnnnnnnnddddd he was married with a baby. I appreciate the American tradition of wearing wedding rings. I really do, LMAO
Originally Posted by gagirl09
Oh that sucks. Yes wedding rings are great because you know right away.

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Annnnnnnnnddddd he was married with a baby. I appreciate the American tradition of wearing wedding rings. I really do, LMAO
Originally Posted by gagirl09
Sorry. Better one is on the horizon.
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I'm so po'ed at this man and more so at myself for letting his ignorance get to me.
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I'm so po'ed at this man and more so at myself for letting his ignorance get to me.
Originally Posted by adthomas
What happened?

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I'm so po'ed at this man and more so at myself for letting his ignorance get to me.
Originally Posted by adthomas
What happened?

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Originally Posted by multicultcurly
a man I had never seen before came up to me while I was out today in a company car and asked me if I was born and raised in the local area. I told him no. He told me he had called my job and accused them of being racist to blacks. since they told him there were black people working for them he wants to know exactly what "kind" of blacks these are. He said they only hire blacks from outside the area. he wants to know if I'm a real true hood black person or one of those half blacks. Told me I was an uppidy black who thinks I'm better because I make more money and work with white people. Told me I talk like a white girl and went so far as to call me a house n#$%π.
OMG I was so mad. I wanted to tell him off but I have to be professional on the job. Plus I didn't want to get on his level. He waited until everyone else around had left to pull that mess. I told him the conversation was over and I got in my car and left and he was still yelling at me.
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I am so sorry. That dude has serious issues.

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I'm so po'ed at this man and more so at myself for letting his ignorance get to me.
Originally Posted by adthomas
What happened?

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Originally Posted by multicultcurly
a man I had never seen before came up to me while I was out today in a company car and asked me if I was born and raised in the local area. I told him no. He told me he had called my job and accused them of being racist to blacks. since they told him there were black people working for them he wants to know exactly what "kind" of blacks these are. He said they only hire blacks from outside the area. he wants to know if I'm a real true hood black person or one of those half blacks. Told me I was an uppidy black who thinks I'm better because I make more money and work with white people. Told me I talk like a white girl and went so far as to call me a house n#$%π.
OMG I was so mad. I wanted to tell him off but I have to be professional on the job. Plus I didn't want to get on his level. He waited until everyone else around had left to pull that mess. I told him the conversation was over and I got in my car and left and he was still yelling at me.
Originally Posted by adthomas
The holy hell??? That was so left field and ignorant as all get out. I admire your professionalism because I may have slipped up for a moment.
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What happened?

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Originally Posted by multicultcurly
a man I had never seen before came up to me while I was out today in a company car and asked me if I was born and raised in the local area. I told him no. He told me he had called my job and accused them of being racist to blacks. since they told him there were black people working for them he wants to know exactly what "kind" of blacks these are. He said they only hire blacks from outside the area. he wants to know if I'm a real true hood black person or one of those half blacks. Told me I was an uppidy black who thinks I'm better because I make more money and work with white people. Told me I talk like a white girl and went so far as to call me a house n#$%π.
OMG I was so mad. I wanted to tell him off but I have to be professional on the job. Plus I didn't want to get on his level. He waited until everyone else around had left to pull that mess. I told him the conversation was over and I got in my car and left and he was still yelling at me.
Originally Posted by adthomas
The holy hell??? That was so left field and ignorant as all get out. I admire your professionalism because I may have slipped up for a moment.
Originally Posted by gagirl09
Believe me it wasn't easy but I know there is no point argueing with ignorance. Plus I know he was trying to push my buttons and I didn't want to give him the satisfaction of me going off on him. I thought I left behind that if you get an education, a good career and speak proper English then you are not a "real" black person or a sellout back in high school. I have no doubt he took it there also because he has dark skin and I have a lighter complexion and I was wearing my curls out.. Whatever though. He can kiss it.
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this mess is cray cray
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Lol. I have seen that video before.

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