Asian Americans share their own encounters with racism after NY Times editor is told to ‘Go back to China!’: Shanghaiist

Follow kelwoon @kelwoonjoo@michaelluo When I was house hunting, the realtor guy said that my husband is a lucky guy to have a such a beautiful Geisha wife #thisis20168:42 AM – 10 Oct 2016 20 20 Retweets 34 34 likes

Source: Asian Americans share their own encounters with racism after NY Times editor is told to ‘Go back to China!’: Shanghaiist

@michaelluo I was eating fried rice at a friend’s store. Guy walks in and booms “HOW ABOUT THAT. CHINAMAN EAT’N CHINARICE!”

@michaelluo Ching Chang Chong Cho as I was walking out of a Wells Fargo in Chino Hills, CA.

@michaelluo “What’s your background? I can’t tell because of your accent”. My family’s been here since the 1800s.

@michaelluo That one time an employee at the Home Depot bowed with praying hands to me and my dad and said, “Ni hao”.

“Where are you from?”
Chicago.
“No really, where were you born?”
M’F’er, my mother gave birth to me IN CHICAGO. https://twitter.com/michaelluo/status/785282611178512384 

At my 15 yr olds HS, after she introduced herself, a white girl said “No your name can’t be Skye, it’s Ching Chong Oh!”

@michaelluo I was complimented recently on how well I spoke English despite being a Professor born and raised in Florida :-)!

Man on street: How do u say hi in ur language?
Me: HELLO
He changes direction to follow me: No ur real language
Me: speedwalks https://twitter.com/michaelluo/status/785447220774629376 

A woman asked me if my husband was Chinese (I’m Korean) and I said “No. He’s white.”
“You can do that now??” https://twitter.com/michaelluo/status/785447220774629376 

@michaelluo “We should’ve killed all you f***ers in Nam”. I was born in Washington DC & uncle is a US Nam vet. I’m Fil-Am.

@michaelluo I received these texts from my younger sister AS I was reading your article. We’re 1st generation Americans

i get asked all the time, “where are you from?” “california” “no, where are you FROM from” this happened today in nyc https://twitter.com/michaelluo/status/785447220774629376 

@michaelluo Interviewed a sitting Senator for 1/2 hour about Obamacare. Got up to shake his hand–he bowed instead.

@michaelluo When I was house hunting, the realtor guy said that my husband is a lucky guy to have a such a beautiful Geisha wife

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