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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The Blasian Manual for *Some* White Women

This manual came about after repeating dealing with comments and attitudes from *some* white women who for better lack of words are ignorant about the asian black community aka the blasian community. Since I'm one of the bold ones who promote this community across the racial war lines then I hear, see and have to deal with some *ahem* interesting comments and attitudes. Well now I have to way to educated *some* white women and save them from making the very bad mistake of getting on my last never and thus getting told off and put back into their place.

You see it's not my aim to alienate *some* white women or to threaten them with a virtual beat down. I'm really a peace loving women who's trying to gain info and spread the love by being in online communities that highlight families that are half asian . But *some* white women seem to feel the need to speak out of turn and make some interesting statements. For these woman this manual is here for you. Lets start!

  1. First, before trying to say anything about the blasian community please educate yourself. Goggle is your friend (goggle results for term blasian) and so is wikipedia (wikipedia results for term blasian). Please use your computer skills to do some web research 
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  3. Second, please refrain from sayn that couples, children and families within this community are so "rare and special". This comment will only make it seem like your socially stunted and you'll be the cause of great amusement to the blasian couples, children and families you made this comment to. 
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  5. Third, Do not, I repeat do not tell a black or asian mother with a blasian child...your a mom just like me and I totally undertand what it's like to rasie a half asian child. I know you have good intentions and want to bond but WE ARE NOT MOMS JUST LIKE YOU plus HALF BLACK AND ASIAN KIDS ARE DIFFERENT THEN HALF WHITE AND ASIAN KIDS. Please understand this is no offense to you or your children but this is the reality. Our kids are not the same because their half asian. Trust me when I say this and you'll save yourself from being yelled at. 
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  7. Fourth, and I hate to point this out but it needs to be done. Understand that asking a black/asian mother you see outside and feel the need to randomly stop and start questioning...if she's the babysitter, an adoptee or the step mom is not something to be done in the first conversation, 20th or ever.

    Even if they are an adoptee or step parent it's none of your business nor your place to ask. And the follow-up comment about how asian, black, mixed, whatever the child looks compared to the parent is also a big no-no. Once again if your having hard time understanding how genetics work please use our frienfd google to do some research on genetics 
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  9. Fifth, If a black/asain mother doesn't wish to discuss her background, her child heritage or anything about her husband, her life, or what she's having for lunch...do not be quick to assume and boldly tell her she's being defensive or has an attitude. We have the right to our privacy and don't have to talk to you...if we choose. Your not entitled to know anything about another person's life.
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  11. Our sixth helpful tip is very important so pay attention. If you see the id euphorialuv while your surfing around the web, interracial asian forum or mixed korean group and feel the need to say hello then say hello BUT if you feel the need to point out how white women are being reversal discriminatation and shut out because of the promotion of the black and asian community I strongly suggest you don't do it. I repeat don't do it and here's why. 

  12. Mostly likely euphoria luv aka Nikki...which is me...will get very angry and turn into the black she hulk of the asian black community. Very quickly after that I will point out how selfish and self absorbed you are to have the nerve to accused me of reverse discrimination for wanting to be with other black and asian people who date interracial. Can't a sister have something of her own that doesn't involved an "white" element?! Further you will only infuriate the black she hulk state of mind if you mention that I am

"part of the race problem and unless you have another reason for looking for blacks/asians that I haven’t fathomed, I’d like to be a part of your group even though my skin isn’t black... "

Yeah, someone wrote that to me.


So these are just some quick helpful tips to help *some* white women learn and understand more about the asian black aka blasian community and to save me from giving virtual beat downs. Don't worry ladies, there's lots more tips that I'll be sure to add to this list so keep you notepads and pencil in easy reach. Thank you for reading!

8 comments:

Lisa says:
at: April 14, 2009 at 11:21 AM said...

Wow, some people just don't know when to shut their mouths. It's unbelievable that you have to go thru that. Keep your head up and forget about the negativity--because you don't need that crap!!

Katie
at: April 14, 2009 at 11:28 PM said...

Hey Nikki! :)

I agree so much especially on #3 and #6.
The thing some people don't understand is that although people try to avoid talking about it Asian/Caucasian families with babies are accepted more and held up more as a standard of beauty "everyone wants a Eurasian child". There are so many more Eurasian pride websites that can also be accused of socially excluding would be Black supporters, but for different reasons.

Most of them find Eurasians that look more caucasian most desirable, but will comment on Black/Asian babies who look more Asian and less Black as the most desirable. See the difference?

If you go to such groups as a Black or Blasian person you are most likely are some point or another you will be rudely awakened to the reality of it by some Asian or White purist.

Racism is still alive and well.

Also, for every white person that complains about being mistreated or having issues with being white, their struggles and dealing with asian prejudice. Listen, those asians would take White before Black anyday. I'm not saying their experiences are insignificant but not all struggles are equal, which is why they cannot possibly relate only sympathise.

Ask most Asians, if they say it's not the true the are either naive, in denial or lying. It doesn't matter that it's the year 2009 and there is a Biracial president, stereotypes are slow to die and honestly people cling to it because it supports their irrational fears and makes them feel better. These days it has little to do with the older generation brainwashing their kids or enforcing their bigotry upon them, that is a cop out. (I'm so tired of people blaming the older generation for the continuing racial stereotyping/prejudice/racism in ANY community. Yes people learn primarily from their parents, but when they come to an age where they can use their reasoning faculties to deduce whether what they have been told still applies in their environment and if it is true at all but continue to do it anyway that is no longer ignorance, it's disgusting)

I know this was long but it had to be addressed because people are so quick to call the creation of Black-Asian groups/communities racist, when Caucasian-Asian groups/communities outnumber these by a long shot and can be hostile, providing a haven for racists that use it as place to talk about how inferior other races / mixes are and to mock such unions. What's pathetic is other members rarely correct them or chastise them for it.

When people outside of the clique raise this issue they are being over sensitive, standing on their soapbox because racism and prejudice are over *sarcasm*

I think people need to be Honest with themselves.

linda says:
at: April 20, 2009 at 11:51 AM said...

hi nikki, i stumbled upon your blog and will begin following. I certainly understand your frustration but without justifying anyone's ignorance I have never heard the term blasian until today and I am half black/Japanese.

www.newyorkcitysinglemom.com

Little Lady Cakes says:
at: May 8, 2009 at 1:56 AM said...

Amen. I love your candor.

Will you be my new best friend?

Mocha Dad says:
at: May 13, 2009 at 4:39 PM said...

Great advice.

lilmomthatcould.com says:
at: May 14, 2009 at 10:00 AM said...

#4 #4 #4!! For everyone in the whole world.
I baby-sat a little girl for 2 years, her parents were from Africa, went to college, had great jobs and still people felt the need to come up to me and ask me if she was my foster child.
WTF people!

Chantilly Patiño says:
at: July 2, 2011 at 8:01 PM said...

Lol...I see what you mean about being outspoken with white women. Yes, all these points ring true though! I've only been blogging since January and prior to that I wasn't really an online person, so I'm getting very savvy and discovering all the diverse communities out there. The Blasian community is one that's still new to me and I'm discovering your blog and so many others, which is great, because in many ways, there are many fresh perspectives, that while you may talk about them in real life, it can get pretty sensitive. I think talking on a blog about certain topics can sometimes be more helpful, since...like you mention here...a lot of other people like to shut you down or call you out as racist.

Yes, this post does come of a bit harsh, but I think it's important for readers to understand where that frustration is coming from. You are right though, about whites...*most whites*...thinking that they are entitled to everything, and one of the biggest misunderstandings is the need to identify with a group of people like yourself. Whites often don't get this because we have 24/7 access to white people everyday and we can talk openly in public about a lot of our concerns, while it's not quite as available to people of color and there is a need to connect in a community that looks at non-whites as "different" and "special". Anyway, I don't want to talk your ear off, but yes...I will continue to visit and read more into your perspective and the growing Blasian community. Thanks for the call today. ;)

Tina West says:
at: August 3, 2012 at 5:45 PM said...

Lol I love your blog! I am a Korean &white mom with a half black daughter and I hate when I get what is she mixed with. She has Korean looking eyes, sometime, like my mom curly hair like my white grandfather,(he had a white mans fro) & is honey brown looking like her dad. My father always tells people when they asked what she is, "a girl" and then the follow up is always but where is she from, "shes american" after that he gives them a look and that is it. Why do people assume asking these dumb questions is appropriate?!