Anti-Asian discrimination is demonstrably on the rise.Asians, who currently represent 5% of the US population, continue to be severely discriminated against as a minority group in the media (see full report and database listing at .) Negative media perceptions have been identified as a factor affecting relationships.During the Great Depression, San Francisco Chinatown residents perpetuated and capitalized on negative stereotypes, such as staging spontaneous knife fights between opium-crazed triad members for passing guided-tour groups to attract visitors.Particularly in the 1960s, there situations created by the Chinese community, such as underground sweat-shop operations and human trafficking, that brought on justifiable police raids and ensuing investigations.
Response rates for popular online dating app Statistics collected on 2.4 million users of an online dating app reveal highly distinctive heterosexual patterns of racial-gender preferences in the general population.If you believe in the theories of Gavin Menzies as posited in his book, (1953), or the findings of Col.Barclay Kennon (who served on the US North Pacific Surveying Expedition in 1871), or Charles Godfrey Leland (1824-1903), or Sinologist Karl Friedrich Neumann (1793-1870), the Chinese have been in the Americas for centuries, perhaps even millennia, long before the first European settlers arrived.Yet, similar activities by other groups, such as the Italian-American mafia, have not resulted in any wholesale ethnic discrimination that was written into law, as in the case of the Chinese.When Rosa Parks refused to relinquish her bus seat to a white man in 1955, it sparked civil disobedience, boycotts and a mass movement against racial segregation.Yet, when civil rights finally gained a foothold for African Americans and a new tide of racial-sensibilities began to be the default, they would come much later for the Chinese: Squinty Asian chink-eye jokes are considered harmless fun by many people.Would it be equally acceptable if Disney girl Miley Cyrus (third from left) and her pals had pulled out their lower lips to make fat-lip nigger jokes to highlight a lone African-American in their midst?There is also genetic evidence to support this.* *Genetic evidence found in Amerindians (maternally inherited) mitochondrial DNA (mt DNA) supports the theory of pre-Columbian multiple genetic founding populations migrating from Asia.The evidence also indicates that some of the migration was by sea and not only via ice-age land routes as previously assumed. You are free to share this page using the share button options above and you are welcome to post a short excerpt (maximum 5 to 10 sentences) of this content on another website, provided that you also publish a link back to this original page. Most of the content on this site is the property of Zak Keith and is copyright protected.