April 19, 2007

Any excuse for stereotypes

Korean Americans fear impact on U.S. relationsWith the memory of the 1992 Los Angeles riots and the damage to Koreatown still vivid, and its 15th anniversary less than two weeks away, community leaders said they hoped the shootings did not prompt a backlash against Korean Americans, especially students.

Some limited signs of anti-Korean sentiment have already been posted on the Internet. Racist slurs and stereotypes directed at South Koreans and Asians appeared in online discussion forums and popular social networking sites, such as Facebook.com. Hateful comments were denounced by others, such as members of one group on Facebook that was named, "Cho Seung-hui does NOT represent Asians."
Comment:  Something similar happens when Indians do something unpopular, such as opening a casino or opposing a mascot. They get stereotyped as wrongdoers.

3 comments:

russell said...

Writerfella here --
And just wait until either American Natives or Canadian Natives attempt the kinds of protests and/or political demonstrations that occurred before 9/11. The guns will come out, most assuredly. All of a sudden, once again it will be 1845...
All Best
Russ Bates
'writerfella'

Rob said...

The guns sure came out when alleged Indian Ward Churchill protested our role in fomenting 9/11.

russell said...

Writerfella here --
NOBODY would shoot Ward Churchill. All that would do is somehow to prove his theses. Better that he remain alive and be laughable...
All Best
Russ Bates
'writerfella