4.10.2012

Racism/Discrimination (My Personal Digest)

(shameless plug I know)

Post #1. Lets tackle an issue that concurrently resonates wholeheartedly with me. Racism/Discrimination (such an easy first topic).

Now let me say that my experience with this demon is unique (as is usually with anyone else who unfortunately meets this less than reputable character) and unusual to say the least. Some personal experiences are detailed in the above video but I feel it necessary to detail more concurrently and how it relates to The Blasian Narrative.

In my younger years, my experience with discrimination starts off within my own church. Kids can be a cruel bunch to say the least. My passion for music along with my lack of family and/or connection with the local southeastern asian community made me a target for such remarks as "wannabe white/black kid" and whatnot. Interestingly enough, I was also called out as a "sellout" for having a faith in God instead of a blind faith in the Buddhist religion (that few legitimately practiced). Also, experienced the occasional "chink" remark from the non-asians around me as well.

The benefit?

I saw race as nothing among people.

For all the racism and discrimination I experienced, I learned that the look of a person does not detail one's character because good and not so good people come from all backgrounds.

The relation to this particular site?

A while back I was asked to do a collaboration video about AMBW (Asian Men Black Women) and I saw the potential and wall this term brought. The potential being the breaking down of stereotypes between the two groups. The wall being that this term would seem exclusive countering this movement of breaking barriers.

Now for me, I use the term lightly (KonTV) simply because my romantic interests lie beyond the 4 letter acronym. As with my personal life, I see people with a colorblind view. My girlfriend is black though I don't view her as such. The meaning being that I am dating a beautiful person who happens to be black rather than a black girl. Same with my friends. Though I am Christian, I proudly surround myself with Muslims, Gays, Atheists, etc.

Because,
Good people and not so good people come from all backgrounds and walks of life.

The moral?
Everything, good and bad, is an experience. Whether its mutual, or romantic, the physical appearance should never be the first determining factor (if at all) of a person but rather the character behind them.

Christopher "Chrispy AKA Kon" Phiouthong

8 comments:

  1. Great first post, Kon! Welcome to the Narrative! *shrug* I knew it was only a matter of time.

    A while back I was asked to do a collaboration video about AMBW (Asian Men Black Women) and I saw the potential and wall this term brought. The potential being the breaking down of stereotypes between the two groups. The wall being that this term would seem exclusive countering this movement of breaking barriers.

    Love this. Very insightful.

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    1. I share the sentiments of the other posters on here.Welcome to BN.

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  3. I was a "fan" of his YT before ... glad Kon is with to the BN now :)

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  4. I agree with what he said in the video, and there's one line he said that makes me feel like I'm not the only one who feels this way.

    I saw 2 nice videos of him last year but didn't follow him. I'm glad I found him again (since youtube has so many BW/AM videos, I got lost) and I'll see more of his videos now and his posts here.

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  5. Hey Kon! I'm Amaya, fellow Narrator, author and resident porn specialist. Welcome! *extends hand* You can get a Mojito from The Bar on me.

    Though I am Christian, I proudly surround myself with Muslims, Gays, Atheists, etc. Because...Good people and not so good people come from all backgrounds and walks of life.

    Simple and profound, yet this freaking country insists on making PoC monolithic cultures. Great post!!

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  6. >>>>> GREAT POST CHRIS!!!!! I'm another fellow Narrator on the BlasianNarrative and I appreciate you sharing your experience of racism and discrimination. It's great that you can see beyond that and want better for people as a whole. Keep up the Teaching and being a Positive Inspiration to others. Keep up the Hard Work!!!!

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