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Is Lady Gaga Racist?

by Steven

I did not know what racism is until I immigrated to this country at the age of 9.  As soon as I moved here, it seemed like racism bitchslapped me in the face.  For example, my elementary school principal who was fired from another school district for being racist toward some Latino kids refused to place me in accelerated math classes even though my math skills were about 2 years ahead of everyone else (schools in Asia teach math at a much faster pace than here).  His decision made no sense and I highly think it’s racially motivated given his background.  One time in junior high school, a group of kids followed me home, grabbed my belongings and started harassing me by calling me a “chink.”  Most recently, I got into a verbal altercation with someone in a gay club because he was spewing hateful comments about Asians (the topic of gays and racism is worthy of a separate blog post!).  These are just a few examples but there are many more. Continue reading