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bliss_eternal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-27-07 03:49 AM
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Yellow Fever...
...an article from the OC Weekly.

(already linked within a thread on this page. I'm putting on the main board so more can see it).

Yellow FeverThey got it bad, and that aint good
By VICKIE CHANG
Thursday, November 2, 2006 - 3:00 pm

Whatcha drinking? Photo by Jennie Warren. Makeup by Bill Child Born and raised in La Habra, Dan* didnt see many Asian Americans before college. Now 22, he attributes his Asiaphilia to UC Irvine, where hes a studio art major and an astounding 58 percent of students claim Asian descent.

But his Asian fetish actually originated in high school, in trig class, where he met a Vietnamese American girl named Ann. Although born in the United States, Ann was raised in Indonesia until about a year before Dan met her. She spoke English well, but not perfectly. They shared the standard high school dating experience: dinner-and-movie dates, study dates, boba dates, kung fu lessons, meditation with the girlfriends Buddhist monk uncle. The relationship ended in a pretty standard way, too: Dan suggested sex, Ann resisted, things spiraled. There was an ultimatum and then a breakup, and thenclassicthreats of suicide.

Later, Dan sought answers on Anns blog, where she labeled him a standard American boy and called him out for pressuring her into sex. She ended the entry with a note of disgust: Get over yourself.

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http://www.ocweekly.com/news/news/yellow-fever/26126/
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jmm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-27-07 08:09 PM
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1. I thought I reposnded to this
in the other thread but just realized I didn't. Usually names are changed to protect the innocent but in Dan's case he's very lucky they're hiding his identity. I wonder if the white women being sluts part includes his mother :eyes:? How could he have changed his narrow minded ways if he now says Asian women tend to be mean, stingy abusers? This is exactly what I ment in the other thread about fantasy casting. All people like him care about is finding a warm body that fits the right sterotype.
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bliss_eternal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-28-07 12:30 AM
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2. So true...
...which is one of the problems I have with Hollywood casting, that feeds into such "fantasies" and stereotypes. It doesn't serve any of us as human beings, and perpetuates the idea that all Asian women are one way, all black women are one way, ALL indians are a certain way. etc.

I have a theory about black actresses. It seems to me the one's that can fulfill that "sassy black woman" stereotype, work more than other black actresses that don't play into that.

:hi:
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IronLionZion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 02:38 PM
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3. and then there's Halle Berry!
I believe she's Caucasian-Black. I strongly support multiculturalism.
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