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That piece is colored by my skin — sure — but it also owes its shape to myriad other factors. Living in the capital. Being a young woman in my twenties. My Chinese American heritage.

Speaking with an accent in French.

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Smiling a lot and wearing big, shiny earrings, etc. While far from universal, my perspective is nonetheless based on actual encounters that may or may not only occur to someone without my specific set of characteristics.

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First things first, I love France. I was a born Francophile. Also, my dad had the brilliant idea to dress me up as Napolean when I was a baby.

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The first hint for me that being Asian in France might be different from what I was used to came during a dinner at the Paris home of a Chinese French couple friends of my parents and their high school age boys. At the time, I had only spent a few days in France and was still shy about using Asian men french women language. Still, I managed to engage the Asian men french women schoolers in a discussion about French versus American cultures. The boys were friendly, extroverted and spoke animatedly.

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To me, they sounded perfectly integrated into French society. They were born in France, and in my mind, they were French.

However, as the night progressed, something seemed off about our conversation. I struggled to put my finger on it, when it suddenly hit Asian men french women. If that were the case, which societal factors led them to feel that way?

Now, after over a year of cumulative living experience in France, I think I can offer some possible answers.

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Do I ever, I thought to myself as I mentally listed all the curse words I wanted to unleash on him. Unfortunately, their meanings would have been lost on him, a non-native speaker, and I Asian men french women that engaging him in any fashion would only provoke further interaction.

After what seemed an eternity but was only a couple of minutes, my train arrived. I managed to get into a different car from my harasser and take some deep breaths. At last, my racing heart slowed to a normal rhythm and my fury at being objectified, exoticized, targeted, and accosted while simply going about my business began to dissipate.

I wish this had been an Asian men french women incident. Similar incidents happen on a monthly basis.

Unfortunately, there are more insidious ways to single someone out for their race — ways which may even be construed as friendliness or fraternal lightheartedness. When he found out that I had Chinese heritage, he was extremely enthusiastic.

Surely, I thought, others I encountered in the professional realm would be a tad more sensitive. This latter belief was blown to pieces when I went to a dinner hosted by this very acquaintance and attended by a few others in our field. Though I felt uncomfortable, I am ashamed to say that I did not speak up and, after Asian men french women few cups of bubbly, even laughed Asian men french women for a bit.

In France, the standard size of a coffee is what Americans tend to think of as an espresso. This is Asian men french women I had trouble getting used to, after having run around New York for a year with a cup of Joe constantly glued to my hand. On the now rare occasions when the desire for a heartier beverage strikes me, I turn to the much maligned Starbucks.

I say this so that you can imagine my disappointment when last September, news broke of an instance of racism at a Starbucks in Paris. The article induced some head-shaking and sighing on my part but did not stop me from patronizing their establishments. After all, this was perpetrated by an individual barista, and — as indicated within the report — this kind of stuff happens in the US too.

Oops, I mean Americano. I briefly considered the damage that a steaming hot Asian men french women could do, but I restrained myself. Nonetheless, the drink left a bitter taste in my mouth — one that had nothing to do with the coffee itself. From those, I had to select just a few to sketch my experience. Perhaps others have more encounters of this sort than I do. Perhaps others experience something similar on a daily basis. I may be supremely privileged, and this may all sound overblown.

I may also just Asian men french women unlucky; perhaps other Asians saunter about France completely unassailed.

What I do know is that in nine months of living and working in Manhattan, I can only recall two instances of something like this happening.

It also seems Asian men french women reasonable to compare New York and Paris, as each is an international metropolis with a significant Asian population. Offenders come in all colors of the rainbow, can be any age, and of either sex. Besides the fact that strangers who approach me in public spaces to inquire about my race are always male, there is really no pattern. I make a valiant effort to explain what being Chinese American means to me. Thanks for your interesting post!

Thanks for your comment. Not for one second. Glad you stumbled on the blog! Your response hits the nail on the head. Thanks for your insight.

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Please unload it before it melts. Notwithstanding what your avatar announces about your attitude toward proportionate responses, I hope you may agree that a sub-Supreme-Court-level signal that the line of cultural courtesy has been crossed would be very useful to the peaceful progress of our species through the coming decades. Many of us are still stuck in the Asian men french women that the PC Police are prepared to make a federal case of a minor infraction.

You seem to have moved on to an environment, real or perceived, where people make a federal case of your having made a federal case of a Asian men french women infraction.

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I hope you and I never have the opportunity to see how quickly these niceties evaporate when the broader picture turns to genuine violence. Even a gentle tip-off will read Asian men french women a reprimand and elicits defensiveness unfortunately. I think education about this really needs to start with kids at home and in schools. I lived in Paris over 20 years ago as an exchange student and the same things happened to me all the time.

Hey, I found your blog by way of reading another. Thanks for the post.


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