Santa Clara’s Not-So-Hidden Anti-Asian Prejudice – Letter to the Editor

I’ve lived in Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, and Cupertino for almost 50 years. When my family first immigrated to the U.S. from South Korea the racism was of a different nature. It was the type where we were looked upon, and treated, like second class people – notice I did not use citizen. Even today Asian Americans are viewed as foreigners.

Today’s racism seems to be born out of fear; that the minorities are taking over “our” home. Just read the comments. I don’t condone their actions, but I do understand the fear. Imagine having been the oppressors and now feeling like the tables are turning and that the oppressed will become the oppressors. It must be terrifying! It is my view, however, that if the knee is taken off the neck and the oppressed helped up, we will ALL benefit and live a more harmonious life. I’m not saying it’ll be perfect, just better… for everyone

 

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