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An Asian woman writes at XOJane about her “self-racism” which is exemplified by her tendency to only date white men. White supremacy is to blame, according to her.
In a second piece explaining her first piece, the woman admits that she created a sort of composite of her negative feelings about dating Asian men (a riff off of Obama’s college girlfriend composites). Apparently she thinks it’s not fair that an Asian immigrant or any minority feels pressure to conform to the prevailing culture and that through this pressure they fall victim to self-racism.
For a woman like herself whose family immigrated from China when she was three years old, I’d say tough shit. What she now calls “self-racism” was once considered a strategy for assimilation into the prevailing culture. But sociological mumbo-jumbo has so pervaded our discourse that this is now considered something other than a smart social strategy.
Imagine in a more tribal scenario the woman approaching the chieftain and whining to him that it really isn’t fair that she has to shack up with one of the young single men in the tribe. “Then leave the tribe and rot on the plain. Watch out for coyotes.” You see, a “good” society, according to this woman, accommodates every single individual on their terms. It does not judge them or force them to alter their self in any way in order to be successful in that society.
(h/t Dain Fitzgerald)