Originally posted by DeepThought
Yes, this was covered on the BBC website. It seems odd to send armed police to a domestic.
"A killing in Paris: Why French Chinese are in uproar."
"David Liu, a Chinese Frenchman, says he walks around Paris with "fear in his chest".
The 22-year-old student was assaulted and robbed by a gang of youths in a side street when he was in primary school.
It was a long time ago, but he still crosses the road if a large group of people are coming his way.
After all, everyone in his family has been targeted in a similar fashion.
France's ethnic Chinese population have long suffered casual racism and been stereotyped
as easy targets for crime. But they say they have now reached breaking point.
In August, 49-year-old tailor and father-of-two Zhang Chaolin died in hospital after being attacked
by three teenagers. He had been walking in a quiet street in the north Paris suburb of Aubervilliers."
"David was born in Paris to parents who migrated from China in the early 1990s.
He says he has been asked publicly if he eats dogs, and has been called a "spring roll head".
He has also been told to "go back to his own country" and "go and work with his little Chinese hands".
Such jibes might be familiar to east Asian migrants and their descendants across the West.
As with British Chinese, French Chinese say that racist comments toward them are
tolerated, in a way that they are not for more established migrant communities."
Overt anti-Asian racism seems much more condoned than overt anti-black racism in the USA
because Asian-Americans have much less political influence than African-Americans.
"Rui Wang, the son of Wenzhounese migrants and president of the Association of French-Chinese Youth, belies the stereotypes.
Born in China but raised in France, he casually quotes French philosophers and sociologists like
Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Pierre Bourdieu. Articulate and driven, he has written to
Prime Minister Manuel Valls to warn him that the situation in places like Aubervilliers is "explosive".
He describes how husbands will pick up their wives and children from metro stations and
schools in groups of five to six people for safety reasons."
"Frederic Chau, the actor, feels the same way. He describes his family home's doormat
as being like a border between France and China when he was growing up:
"I rejected my origins, I wanted to be whiter than white".
Now, he has fully embraced his Cambodian and Chinese origins, and is proud of them.
What France's Asians want now, Frederic says, is to be "considered French'."
Marine le Pen's many supporters presumably never will regard Asians in France as 'really French'.