Originally posted by mchill
A major reason why so many Asians become entrepreneurs is attempting to avoid American racism.
I'm sorry Duchess, but that is simply not true. There are 2 major reasons why so many Asians become entrepreneurs:
1. It is part of their culture. For centuries, Asians have run family owned business's, and employee's have always been considered 2nd class cit ...[text shortened]... some of them.
P.S. I'll wager you've never worked for a small Asian business like I have.
This is a forum where extremely arrogant ignorant white people feel entitled to 'correct'
non-white people about the racist experiences of their own families, friends, or themselves.
The racist troll Mchill has claimed or at least strongly implied that white men (like himself)
are the people most oppressed by racism in the USA today.
It's absurd for the extremely arrogant ignorant Mchill to act like knows more than I about
diverse Asian cultures, communities, and continuing anti-Asian racism in the USA.
I know these Asians from the inside, not from parroting white journalists' ignorant stereotypes.
How many Asian languages or dialects can Mchill speak, read, or write?
Could Mchill keep up in even a casual conversation in any of these Asian languages?
In fact, many of my Asian relatives or friends are entrepreneurs, owning and operating
businesses (ranging from general stores to restaurants to a financial planning firm).
They tell me that racism is a reason, though not the only reason, why they became entrepreneurs.
The racist troll Mchill presumably would refuse to believe them and act like he can read their minds.
Some of these Asians are old enough to recall when US laws (at least in some states)
denied them the right to own land or to pursue some occupations (competing against whites).
Anti-Asian racism runs deep through US history, continuing today. Everyone knows it's there.
They also know that many racists will keep doing their utmost to deny that such racism exists.
One of my Asian relatives worked on Wall Street for a corporation with a bad record (even by
US standards) of institutional racism. By working very hard, one year he won the 'Employee
of the Year' award for his department. He was supposed to be honored at a banquet, which
was held in an all-white private club (which was popular with senior executives at his firm).
Apart from the servants, he and his wife seemed to be only non-white people at that event.
His (perhaps drunken) boss stood up and made a speech, in which he condemned the
US government for investigating his firm for institutional racism. He also referred to my relative
('Employee of the Year' ) with a condescending racist slur in front of the entire audience.
My relative knew that he was treated only as a token. He advanced as far as middle-management,
which was his 'glass ceiling'. For years, he watched less experienced and qualified white men
get promoted ahead of him into senior management. Finally, he could not take it any longer.
The corporate culture of everyday racism was making him sick (contributing to his health problems).
So he quit the corporation in order to start his own small business, a financial planning firm.
He did this even though he expected, at least initially, to earn less money than if he had not quit.
Some of his US-born children have considered emigrating to a less racist society.