Originally posted by shorty123
I ask you again, what did Lettermen say that you found to be racist??? The examples you gave me are valid but Lettermen didn't homogenous Indians nor did he state that Asian women are repressed! He made a comment on a 30 year old woman living with her parents! There's nothing racist about that!!!!!
I did NOT say Letterman claimed Asian women are oppressed! I did however say he is condescending and panders to stereotypes, which he does. Making a comment on why or if it's common for '30 year old women to live with their parents' (as you put it) is a racial stereotype; on a wide platform it promotes an 'alien' perception of orient practices. This is one of the south-asian practices that most people from MEDC's consider 'weird' and 'backward', so yes there is a racial stigma that comes with it.
This question along with the: 'are you going to have an arranged marriage', 'is your mum allowed to work', and 'is your dad a taxi driver' questions are racist questions that are often pitched to Asians living in the west, they are based on stereotypes that are often believed by the individual who asks them, and usually no matter what answer you give they will continue to believe the stereotype.
It's a form of racism. Maybe not an overtly or obviously damaging form of racism, but a form of racism nevertheless.
You can use umpteen exclamation marks and question marks, it won't change anything.
I don't want to be arguing over this endlessly, so that's me done.
Edited by Amara_B - 7 years ago