Most recently, I was at a literary festival in Georgia.
In the signing line afterward, a woman complimented me on my remarks and said she was excited about my book. Womane wish I could adopt you.
Why is it so weird, you might be wondering. Aside from the colorist comments about my skin, some of these words — adorable, cute, silky, shiny — could be taken, incorrectly, as compliments.
I am talking about my profession, not about my hair or skin or any perceived cuteness. Follow us at nytopinion.
Asian people. An Asian novelist friend tells me that at three separate events over three days, she was publicly called cute or beautiful three times. When the Netflix show featuring the tidying-up consultant Marie Kondo debuted, three prominent white This asian womans wants to know tweeted that Ms. When I spoke out against these statements, Adult seeking sex pecatonica was asked why I was getting bothered about a compliment.
Hollywood is another place full of progressive people who participate, nonetheless, in racism toward Asian people. In the past few years, the white actors Scarlett Johansson and Emma Stone acted in yellowface, playing Asian characters.
It was a huge commercial success, and many East Asian-Americans said they saw themselves represented in a meaningful way at the movies for the first time.
To that, I say you can be anyone you want to be.
What Ms. Wu described is a racism of flattening and erasure, a continuing unwillingness to recognize Asian people as full human beings.
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