Let's start with me... I'm Jewish, who only happen to be the most hated group of people in the history of Earth for a couple thousand years. There's 15.2 million Jewish people in the world, which is 1.4 million LESS than there were in 1939. (yeah, something happened to Jewish people around that time) On the other hand the population of Asia is about 4.7 BILLION. That means there's over 300 Asian people for every Jewish person worldwide. I think I know a thing or 2 about anti-semitism, especially as a kid. I also have a hard time feeling sorry for a group that in aggregate outnumbers my group 300 to 1, or about 2.5 to 1 in the US. I can empathize with anybody to a certain level, but I'm not going to cry because a deserving person didn't get promoted that day. For some reason it seems like higher-ups in many companies employ a bunch of morons, so maybe they just felt threatened that you were smarter than they were.
Everybody is discriminated against to some extent. At my current company (and other companies with government contracts) they get more credit with the government for having a higher percentage of women and minority owned business partners, for example. I know that if I tried to start up something in the same arena I'd have a hard time landing contracts due to that stipulation. For Kent, your prior company sounded like they mistreated Asians which isn't right. However, if your current company is mainly run by Asians, how do they treat any non-Asian working there? Would I have the same opportunities at that same company as, say... you? It sounds like you just found a better spot for your own situation, and I'm glad for it. I just wish you would stop commenting and whining about my posts so much. Accept that you found something better without being stuck in the past.
Try having a marketing degree (which is why I needed to go back to grad school) and realizing that the field doesn't even really exist, and 99% of postings are absolute scam jobs. There are thousands upon thousands of people who get suckered into this and it's probably 1000x worse than you have ever experienced in the workplace.
There's a ton of good interviews about this too. I did it for only a couple of days but it has ruined tons of people's lives for months/years.
But now, let's get back to the rationale of the original argument. I point out Asians in the US in general because on average they earn higher incomes than white people. That doesn't mean that discrimination doesn't exist. What it does mean is that "white supremacy" isn't automatically holding every other group back, otherwise no group would ever have been able to surpass them in America. Also if you want to talk about who's really holding you back, look at for example the ultra-liberal colleges that take less Asians than they should. That's a real, quantifiable discrimination but since it's the left eating their own I guess it's just inconvenient.
I will leave you with Andrew Yang's podcast, called "Forward with Andrew Yang" which is based on him attempting to start a new political party. While I vehemently disagree with about 25-30% of his platform, I find him level-headed and focused on issues that actually matter to greater amounts of people. I strongly respect him and at least listen to his ideas, even if I don't align with him completely. That's how this country was supposed to work. That's how the "melting pot" is supposed to work. If he just wanted to say he was a victim I wouldn't be interested, but he has real ideas and doesn't attempt to play one group off of another. I'm not sure I would want him as president (although most of his ideas are totally reasonable, or at least defended well) but I could see him succeeding as a Senator, and if his party helps break our 2-party mold all the better.
I feel like that's how the American Melting Pot is supposed to work; we get good ideas from all over the spectrum and then incorporate the best of them into our own lives and to help shape the country going forward. Dirty words like "cultural appropriation" should be rebranded as cultural appreciation. When I go out to eat at all the various restaurants around here, the people at the Chinese place are just as happy to take my money as the people at the Korean fried chicken place, or the Thai place, Greek pizza places, Vietnamese pho places, the Indians who own the local Subway, the Mexican places, etc etc etc. I'm happy that so many different people are here and sharing their culture and (especially) food with the masses. I like to partake and learn about it and appreciate it. On the other hand, we have people being beaten to a pulp by swarms of strangers just due to *appreciating* and wearing a hair style that originated with a different group from their own. It's frankly asinine but as long as we are taught to perpetuate a victim/oppressor dynamic this will always happen. I'd hope that you, who found success in America, would be above something like that, but that doesn't seem to be the case. So as long as we keep pushing that narrative, we can expect more of this:
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