Asian American Attacks

No idea why these things keep happening. Over 3,800 Asian American attacks reported in the past 365 days and it's only growing more and more with the Atlanta incident. 

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It's saddening to see such events play out, especially as a first gen asian american myself. A few colleagues at Wells fargo mentioned to me that Asian Americans are considered "diverse" in the sense that there are programs for them. I floated the idea to a few friends at other banks and they said Asians don't get discriminated against. I think this idea has been around for too long, people think Asians aren't discriminated against, but people certainly look at me differently than white, black, or hispanic peers. The model minority myth is so prevalent and harms Asian Americans so much. Crazy to hear people have heard so little about Asian American discrimination, Vincent Chin and 1992 LA riots are just two major incidents that people may learn in history class. Asian Americans tend to be more politically silent but I feel like now is the time to start speaking up. 

Personally also think the idea of someone telling me I'm not "diverse" because I'm Asian startles me a lot. Asia is such a big continent and apparently someone from Beijing is the same as someone from India to the US census.  

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  • Senior Consultant in Consulting
Mar 18, 2021 - 10:15am

Some people are just bigots and assholes. It's horrible, yet it keeps happening over and over again; Islamic-targeted violence post-9/11 and post-London bombings, Irish-targeted violence during The Troubles and South Italian-targeted violence during Italy's intense mafia years in the 70s and 80s. It's really depressing knowing nothing will be done to change this. 

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  • Associate 3 in IB - Gen
Mar 18, 2021 - 12:52pm

Violence against Asians is overwhelmingly committed by one group in America, but Asian Americans are afraid to even acknowledge or talk about this publicly. When they do, maybe something will change.

Mar 18, 2021 - 1:12pm

Violence against Asians is overwhelmingly committed by one group in America, but Asian Americans are afraid to even acknowledge or talk about this publicly. When they do, maybe something will change.

A white supremacist killed 8 Asian-Americans yesterday. 

  • Associate 2 in IB-M&A
Mar 18, 2021 - 1:18pm

Literally proved Associate 3's point with your peanut brain take. 2 white people were killed in that attack, but hey facts don't mean anything, and while heinous, it's come out that it was specifically not racially motivated.

Don't let stats get in the way of your low brow narrative though. Again, when Asians stand up against the group that overwhelmingly and disproportionately commits crime against all races, including Asians, maybe that's when this conversation can be taken seriously.

https://news.yahoo.com/teens-charged-over-rape-murder-182539117.html

https://www.reddit.com/r/philadelphia/comments/m2rr6a/an_asian_driver_w…

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2021/03/18/asian-american-at…

https://abcnews.go.com/US/arrested-beating-robbery-asian-man-san-franci…

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  • Associate 3 in IB - Gen
Mar 18, 2021 - 1:23pm

Isnt it weird that when the Virginia Tech shooter goes and murders dozens of white people, almost exclusively white I might add given the rooms he targeted, that no one claims it was Asian American supremacy or anything else? Then a white guy kills several people including two whites and a Hispanic, but it is white supremacist? Can you explain to me how this works?

You literally proved my point in your moronic comment.

  • Associate 2 in IB - Gen
Mar 18, 2021 - 1:13pm

So white?

The latest attack was by a white guy targeting asian operated business and killing 8 people. 

  • Associate 3 in IB - Gen
Mar 18, 2021 - 1:25pm

He killed two whites and an Hispanic as well. Do you have any evidence he targeted Asians specifically rather than massage parlors? Because one of those assumptions would have been predictive and the other not.

  • Associate 2 in IB - Gen
Mar 18, 2021 - 1:44pm

What you see above is people trying to ignore the killings of 6 asian americans just because 2 people also got killed who were white LOL.

  • Associate 1 in IB - Gen
Mar 18, 2021 - 1:44pm

What you see above is people trying to ignore the killings of 6 asian americans just because 2 people also got killed who were white LOL.

6 Asian and 2 white prostitutes were killed by a mentally ill religious fundamentalist and self admitted sex-addict with a history of sex-addiction therapy who said he was driven to target sex workers because he blamed them for his failure to live up to his Christian ideology. It's being picked up by the media as a hate crime because it involves a white perp, unlike the year long spike we've seen of mostly black on asian violence. 

If you're going to portray it as a hate crime, it's misogyny not racism against Asians.

Mar 18, 2021 - 1:44pm

Poor treatment of minorities, including Asians is not new but it has certainly been increasing.  Why have Asians been targeted?  This is not rocket science. When you blame China for COVID on a regular basis, some frustrated people with biases are going to act on it.  

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Mar 18, 2021 - 1:44pm

It's human nature. We will never eradicate bad people or bigots. All we can do is lead by example and ensure our own children are raised right. Maybe volunteer in your community as well. We all commit crimes, but poor people most of all. Unfortunately, we will never eradiate crime.

Anyone who wants to point the finger at any one race is an idiot. Yes blacks commit crimes. Yes white commit crimes. Asians too. We all do. We can be honest and understand that it isn't an even spread. Some communities have more work to do than others, but we are all apart of one community, our country. 

Mar 18, 2021 - 1:44pm

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It's human nature. We will never eradicate bad people or bigots. All we can do is lead by example and ensure our own children are raised right. Maybe volunteer in your community as well. We all commit crimes, but poor people most of all. Unfortunately, we will never eradiate crime.

Anyone who wants to point the finger at any one race is an idiot. Yes blacks commit crimes. Yes white commit crimes. Asians too. We all do. We can be honest and understand that it isn't an even spread. Some communities have more work to do than others, but we are all apart of one community, our country. 

It is not inappropriate to blame a type of person in this case because crimes committed by white supremacists have been increasing 

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Mar 18, 2021 - 1:44pm

Not sure if you're stupid or just woke. Look at who commits crimes. Provide me with data that says white supremacist's (define that btw) are doing more crime than before (by what metric/when?). How do you tell who is a white supremacist vs just a dumb white person? How do you define your date range for this trend? Provide data or stfu.

  • Associate 1 in IB - Gen
Mar 18, 2021 - 1:44pm

financeabc

trustmeimanengineer

It's human nature. We will never eradicate bad people or bigots. All we can do is lead by example and ensure our own children are raised right. Maybe volunteer in your community as well. We all commit crimes, but poor people most of all. Unfortunately, we will never eradiate crime.

Anyone who wants to point the finger at any one race is an idiot. Yes blacks commit crimes. Yes white commit crimes. Asians too. We all do. We can be honest and understand that it isn't an even spread. Some communities have more work to do than others, but we are all apart of one community, our country. 

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It is not inappropriate to blame a type of person in this case because crimes committed by white supremacists have been increasing 

Crimes committed by black people have been increasing at a (much, much) higher clip. That's why every city has seen an extraordinary increase in murder rates post-BLM.

https://twitter.com/Crimealytics/status/1343950694672379905

  • Associate 1 in IB - Gen
Mar 18, 2021 - 1:44pm

There's no such thing as a "model minority myth". That's liberal bullshit that never made sense. Only liberals use that phrase. What people WILL say is that Asians have outsized levels of achievement, a culture focused on education, higher incomes, lower rates of drug abuse, lower rates of out of wedlock birth, lower rates of violent crime. 

The last point is important. Every group BUT Asians are primarily murdered by people of their own race, usually by wide margins. Asian murder rates are so low, and they often live near a group with murder rates so high, that they're the only group murdered most often by members of another racial group. But because some incel white guy shot a mixed-race group of brothel workers, our dihonest press is now going to blame whites for attacks on Asian people.

Serious question to every Asian person here buying this bullshit narrative - you're forced to stroll through a neighborhood alone and on foot. You can pick a white neighborhood or a black one. Which are you choosing? 

  • Associate 1 in IB - Gen
Mar 18, 2021 - 1:44pm

I see a lot of privileged white idiots in here. 

For the record, I'm white myself. 

So speak up. What's your argument? What set of facts are people missing in this topic? I assume you have some sort of logic to back up your virtue signaling? 

  • Intern in IB - Gen
Mar 18, 2021 - 1:44pm

yup the topic here is about attacks on Asians yet almost everyone wants to deflect and blame another minority group instead of acknowledging they are a part of the broader problem here. And to think that violence against Asians is justified because of China lmao

  • Associate 1 in PE - LBOs
Mar 18, 2021 - 1:45pm

I see a lot of privileged white idiots in here. 

For the record, I'm white myself. 

I wish you hated yourself enough not to post at all.

  • Analyst 1 in AM - Equities
Mar 18, 2021 - 1:44pm

yea well no one talks about hatred against muslims, jews, or latinos - we just eat shit, no headlines

this is subconscious programming to distract americans from holding china accountable 

Mar 18, 2021 - 1:44pm

yea well no one talks about hatred against muslims, jews, or latinos - we just eat shit, no headlines

this is subconscious programming to distract americans from holding china accountable 

No one has say bad things about Muslims, Jews or Latinos?  There are far more headlines about Muslims, Jews, and Latinos being treated badly compared to Asians.  I am not sure why but my guess would be that Asians may not assimilate as much as some other groups and they are also kind of quiet about the discrimination.  If there is an anti Semitic incident, Jews will definitively not be quiet about it.  

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  • Associate 1 in PE - LBOs
Mar 18, 2021 - 1:45pm

financeabc

yea well no one talks about hatred against muslims, jews, or latinos - we just eat shit, no headlines

this is subconscious programming to distract americans from holding china accountable 

No one has say bad things about Muslims, Jews or Latinos?  There are far more headlines about Muslims, Jews, and Latinos being treated badly compared to Asians.  I am not sure why but my guess would be that Asians may not assimilate as much as some other groups and they are also kind of quiet about the discrimination.  If there is an anti Semitic incident, Jews will definitively not be quiet about it.  

That's because unlike most of those groups, Asians don't feel the need to bitch and moan for victim points from the progressives. They just buckle down and work, which is why they're the most successful racial group in terms of financial outcomes in the entire country. Victim mentality begets victim treatment, with American blacks as the epitome of this example when you just compare them to African immigrants.

Mar 18, 2021 - 1:44pm

^^ if anything I feel like this should be megabumped

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