Can we stop comparing the experiences of Asian Americans to those of African Americans? Yes Asians are subjected to negative stereotypes, but they are nowhere CLOSE to as crippling as the ones placed upon black and Latino Americans.
Is there a problem that there is a sufficient number of black citizens that makes sure Black History Month fairly well known?
May is Asian-American and Asian-Pacific-American History month. I know that and I'm not Asian. If you don't, then that it is on you
. I would fully support an Asian American movement to make the month more widely acknowledged, just as would for any other ethnic group (FYI, there is American Indian Heritage month is in November, Latino Heritage is in September, and there are certainly others. That's one of the beautiful things about living in New York). Notice I said ETHNIC group, not race. See that's the problem with the "White" group. It's purely racial and it's completely unnecessary. Celebrating Italian, Irish, Jewish, Polish-American culture, that is all great. But you have to understand, most black Americans can't celebrate "Nigerian-American Heritage Month" or their "Angolan-American" roots. So what you find is that being "black" in America is much more about culture and ethnicity than about race.
Asian and Latino American groups are very diverse within themselves, but they are formed this way to increase their visibility, amplify their voice, and maximize the base of support. At only 4% of the population, an Asian American community is going to have much more power than say, a Korean American one.
I'm not a woman, but I fully understand idea the behind Women's History Month, which is coming up next month. The contributions that women have made to this country's history and society are often marginalized and underappreciated. And I know that having a "Male History Month" would be grossly superfluous. I feel the same way about the Gay Pride month, which I believe is in June because that's when they have that absolutely outrageous spectacle known as the Gay Pride Parade.
this is the part that really bugs me...i thought the goal WAS to have a poor white man treated the same as a black man? i mean, clearly you seem to want to be treated differently or do you ONLY want to be treated differently when it is advantageous to you?
No no NO! I think it should be obvious that this goes beyond economics. No one here should be comparing the experience of a poor white man to that of a middle class black man. The experiences are totally different. The two men are treated differently. You see that long-ass post I made with all the "Imagines"? Do you notice that most of those have nothing to do with economics? Are you actually reading these posts or are you already preparing your rebuttal?
Allow me to quote Chris Rock:
"There ain't no white man in this room that will change places with me and I'm RICH! That's how good it is to be white. There's a one-legged busboy in here right now that's going: "I don't want to change. I'm gonna ride this white thing out and see where it takes me."