quote:Originally posted by MBM:
What are the great acheivements that Asian Americans make in this country? Where is the strong bloc of Asian Americans in Congress and American politics? Where are the Asian CEO's of Fortune 500 companies?
True, these are sadly too absent from the Asian-American Community.
quote:Who are the great Asian American artists, entertainers, writers, musicians?
There are good Asian-American musicians, artists and entertainers, I'm not sure I would say the entertainers are "great" (as in universally notoriable). Just like Afrian-Americans, Asian-Americans also face a glass ceiling in this country as well. They are expected by White Americans to be nothing more than businessmen and scientists. Just keep serving YT and keep their noses to the grind.
I think some Asian-American activists call it the "Bamboo Ceiling".
quote:How is the Asian American community supporting their native Asian countries, communities, people?
There actually are some Asian-American support groups for native Asian countries. Some Chinese-Americans, for instance, are becoming quite Sinocentric with the rise of China.
quote:I guess you speak admiringly of this community because in large part they are segregated from the mainstream of America. That is what you would have for African Americans.
I'll put up the achievements of the African American community against those of the Asian American one any day.
Damn straight. African-Americans are stuck under the thumb of poverty, ignorance and established racism, and Asian-Americans are stuck under the thumb of "model minority" House Niggerism, social ostrization, lack of self-representation in politics, business and pop culture and Minority vs. Minority games meant to pit both ends against the middle (which CF plays right into).