Originally Posted by Master Zik
Asian cultures see this so differently. I'm not sure stuff like cooning and shucking & jiving are even a thing in that culture Racism is seen very differently.
Also from my experience outside of extreme cases Asian Americans (like Americanized Asians raised in the American culture) don't even have this issue or care about it. They'll change their name and see no qualms about it.
asians although minorities can never begin to imagine the experience that black americans have.
anytime an african american client shares there experience with me, i always meet them with this:
I'd love to say "I can imagine how it feels like or I know where you're coming from. But the truth is, I will never know. And for that I'm sorry. I hope your experience with me and you're experience in therapy can be different of that of other institutions that you have met."
one thing the year of police brutality did for me aside bring me closer to that of civil rights for all minorities, it really forced me to look at my own self, my own culture.
that's the basis of my statements earlier. it's not about ideal, it's about mores checking oneself as an individual and seeing if the walk matches the talk.