I am so sick of others pretending that Asian Americans do not face racism/discrimination and that we are somehow more privileged than all other minority groups just because we are Asian. As someone else said, any success we may have as a demographic is IN SPITE of our Asian background, not because of it.
And in light of the HUGE uptake in Anti-Asian hate crimes, I am tired of so many communities turning a blind eye to our plights. Whether it's on the national level in the form of our government, in the regional level in the form of negligent police, or in this very sub, I'm tired of it being "politically incorrect" for Asians to speak up.
Like, just fucking look at what scholargrade, a MODERATOR on this sub, has said about Asian plights:
"I can't stand the tragedy and first-world woe-is me essays. They're just awful. They always seem to convey pity-mongering and entitlement. I've seen essays where white or Asian kids talk about their struggles facing racism - and it just seems out of touch and contrived. Maybe people did discriminate against you for being white or Asian ***but that just doesn't play well.***"
What the fuck?
This sub's tendency to be selectively progressive never fails to disappoint and is another reminder of how America as a whole does not give two flying shits about Asians.
EDIT: To make sure this post gets more visibility, do not talk about you-know-what in the comments and abide by rule 6; otherwise it will get removed.
While Diamond & Pearl have been the center of attention here for the last week, we absolutely need to take a moment and celebrate a huge milestone for Black & White which released in North America ten years ago today!
It's wonderful (and a little scary) to see how old these games have become and how more and more people started to appreciate them over the years. I myself have been a huge fan of this Generation since Day 1. I bought the games, played the cards, watched the show, pretty much everything that had to do with Unova! Black & White weren't the games that introduced me to the franchise, but they certainly were the games I cherish the most to this day.
While it doesn't appear Black & White will have a large role in #Pokemon25, I'm hoping we can all take a moment and give it some love on this anniversary. I'm thinking we could give it it's own hashtag, #Unova10, to help set this day apart. Let's start a discussion and share our thoughts and opinions on Generation 5. Here's to another ten amazing years!
As an American it is impossible for me to root for Haas F1 now. You announce your new car on Russian time. You put a massive Russian flag on the livery. Whether it’s stupid or not, the American Flag is an important part of the American identity. This honestly feels like betrayal from Gene Haas. It’s incredible how things have changed from only a few years ago where Haas looked like it would consistently be one of the top midfield teams. But from Rich Energy to selling out to Mazepin, it’s over for me.
Is there anyone out there who will still be rooting for Haas? Of course I still want to see Mick do well enough to see him in another car, but that’s pretty much the only reason I can see anyone rooting for them. Cheers hoping for Haas getting DFL.
All I can say is, I really hope Ford returns to F1 in my lifetime.
Edit: Some people seem to think I hate Russians. Not the case, they’re good people and it’s a beautiful country. Just enjoy a little country to country rivalry in sport. The Olympics is the best sporting event in the world for that reason.
Enjoyed discussing everything with everyone!
If you can dish it, you should be able to take it. Sure, we're not perfect, but neither is the country you're from. Go for it, give me your utopian country that has no issues. Never did anything historically questionable. The anti-American subversion is getting eye-rolling-ly obvious for anyone who doesn't hate America. I have yet to see another country called out to the extent and frequency that America is. I guess it happens when you're on top.
By the way, this opinion is only controversial on reddit.
Edit: thank you kind strangers for the internet points and badges or w/e. This was extremely entertaining. God bless you, and God bless the United States of America.
Shout out to the mods who kept this up. I am shocked to say the least. I also appreciate it, really. You didn’t have to, but you did. My 10 gallon hat goes off to you.
I know in America you have to pay for healthcare and ambulances etc. So I wondered if this extends to police services and investigations.
I'm watching 'The vanishing at Cecil hotel' and police are pooling resources such as sniffer dogs and helicopters and all I can think is if that family has to foot the bill for all of that. If America charges for healthcare I thought they might charge for other public services?