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  • - It makes you feel really, really,

  • really bad about yourself,

  • especially when you don't have anything

  • to feel bad about.

  • ("Unify")

  • - There are people that internalize the message

  • that Asian people that don't belong somewhere,

  • then tell other Asian Americans that

  • their dreams are stupid.

  • - It's less about, I think, big moments

  • and more about little moments,

  • in which people don't realize that they're doing

  • or saying something that points a big

  • metaphorical finger at your face.

  • - Since middle school,

  • probably the most common thing I've heard is

  • those jokes about you're an Asian,

  • you must have a small penis because that's funny.

  • Here's what I have to say to that,

  • "You're not gonna see my penis,

  • "so it doesn't matter."

  • - When I decided to make the career change

  • from being a programmer to being in entertainment,

  • someone very close to me said that

  • I had absolutely no chance of succeeding

  • because there are no Asians in entertainment.

  • If I were to see the person that said that to me,

  • I would say, "And yet, here I am."

  • - So, when I was three or four,

  • my mom was teaching me Urdu,

  • and my nursery school teachers called her

  • and told her to stop teaching me

  • because they thought it was interfering

  • with me learning English.

  • If I had the opportunity to talk to those

  • nursery schools teachers now,

  • I would definitely tell them that they were wrong.

  • You can be bilingual and be American.

  • - One time I was listening to Taylor Swift in a car,

  • and a friend of mine said that Taylor Swift

  • would be beautiful if she didn't have Asian eyes.

  • If I could see that friend now, I'd say,

  • "You're an idiot."

  • - Two years ago I was at a football game,

  • and this USC fan comes up to me and says,

  • "Hey man, can you do my math homework for me?"

  • And I was kinda in shock,

  • didn't really know how to respond to that

  • 'cause you don't really expect anyone

  • to go there.

  • Joke's on him, I'm bad at math.

  • - In high school I opened up my lunch box

  • and pulled out a fork and a knife,

  • and some kid said to me,

  • "Oh you eat with a fork and knife.

  • "I thought Indians only ate with their hands

  • "because everyone in India is poor."

  • At the time I think I was just kinda taken aback,

  • and I didn't really say anything.

  • If I could say something to him,

  • I would say, "I hope you've learned a lot more

  • "about the world since then,

  • "and how fun eating with your hands can be."

  • - It's scary because I know that this doesn't apply

  • to just me.

  • - When I was younger I used to try

  • really hard to fit in,

  • and to hide the Indian part of me.

  • I would really urge younger people not to do that.

  • - What does matter is my validation to myself.

  • - Open your eyes, man.

  • The world is full of possibilities.

  • ("Unify")

- It makes you feel really, really,

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アジア系アメリカ人が人種差別的なコメントに反応 (Asian Americans Respond To Racist Comments)

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