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Why are some people so bothered by White males with a preference for Asian girls?

White guys with yellow fever (i.e have a preference for Asian girls) date girls purely because they have a certain look, that’s it. I used to have a friend who used to justify his yellow fever with statements like ‘oh I like Asian culture better etc’ but in the end, he dated ALL Asian girls and not just from Asia, from America too. Asian American girls AND Asian girls from Asia. This implies that there was absolutely nothing culture related because Asian-American girls have the exact same culture – it was purely because they looked Asian that’s it.

Is that an acceptable reason to prefer someone? Sure, as long as you don’t give me any questions if I say something like ‘oh I prefer white girls because they look white’. It’s the exact same thing. Another thing is the double standard. People are a lot more accepting of white men dating asian girls than asian guys dating [insert non Asian race here]. Heck, even dating other Asians. I got way more questions about me dating Korean girls than my white friend ever did when he dated all these Asian girls. Probably because Western media and Hollywood has made people more comfortable with white guys + asian girls than any other interracial pairing. That’s kind of unfair though. Asian guys get way more questions and judgment when they date another race than when Asian girls do, and that’s not fair.

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Hollywood (and media corporations) still biased against Asians

I know I’m beating a dead horse here, but after watching this Wong Fu movie:

httpv://youtu.be/jQSFCGfnvFA

I realized how Wong Fu works so hard to make good movies, and yet Hollywood doesn’t pay attention to them. Why does Hollywood and other media corporations have such a strong bias and hate towards representing Asians, especially Asian guys??

Edit: even PBS covered the topic here:
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJ8LzkIfmxw

I know I’ve addressed this before, and I know I said the trend of Asian girls dating white guys is partly Asian guys fault, but this bears repeating. Doesn’t matter where, San Francisco, Toronto, New York, Vancouver, you will always see more Asian female – white male couples than Asian guy – white female couples. Or in Asia itself, white guys are always seen as the smarter, more handsome, more powerful and wealthy race, compared to Asians, where in Japan and Korea, English speakers are worshipped as being superior, or in China, where businesses can actually rent white people to be their spokesperson (Don’t believe me? Google it).

It’s insane and unfair, and the media has a big part to play in this, especially US’s global influence. Let’s set aside the fact that 99% of video games has a non-Asian guy as the main character, or that Japanese Anime often contain white characters as the protagonist, or in TV Shows, where again, Asian guys don’t get lead roles, and focus on movies for now.

I’m going to focus on Hollywood movies that I’ve seen, that has a bias towards Asian guys or Asian women. Feel free to add more that I haven’t seen.

Karate Kid II (1984)
Old Asian man as a mentor, young white kid that is learning Karate, a martial art perfected by the Japanese. In addition, his love interest in this movie is Japanese. Why couldn’t the lead be Asian??? because Hollywood is racist.

Kung fu (TV series) (1972)
I know this is a TV series, but this matters because Bruce Lee was supposed to star in this movie, but couldn’t because Hollywood decided he was too Asian, and got a white guy to play the role. Cmon, it’s Bruce Lee!! He acted in the Green Hornet, and even then Hollywood had to put a mask over him so white people can’t see that he’s Asian. Unbelievable.

Shanghai Knights (2003)
Owen Wilson falls in love with Fann Wong, the beautiful Asian female that’s supposed to be Jackie Chan’s sister in the movie. There are actually lots of scenes where Owen has fantasies about her. Yeah… Ever seen that happen with an Asian guy and white female?? I don’t think so.

The Social Network (2010)
In this movie, Eduardo Saverin’s gf is an Asian girl, and there’s even a scene where they make out in the bathroom stall. Another classic case of yellow fever.

Cypher (2002)
Main guy is white, main girl is Lucy Liu. Do I really need to explain what happens? Yes.. she becomes his main love interest. Yes, they kiss at the end. I can probably say that for the majority of Lucy Liu, Brenda Song and Jamie Chung movies.

Wayne’s World (1992)
In this classic movie, Wayne’s love interest Cassandra, is (of course) Asian. And he even speaks horrible Cantonese in the movie to try and seduce her. Gaaah.

The Last Airbender (2010)
The cartoon is based on an Asian monk. The main character in this movie is cast by a white guy. Nuff said.

21 (2008)
They had to take a british actor and train him with an American accent to play the main character in this movie, which originally was based on an Asian-American guy (who had no accent). Crazy.

Charlie’s Angels (2000)
They changed the third Angel to be an Asian girl (Lucy Liu) and had her boyfriend be white (Joey from Friends).

Dragonball Evo (2009)
Again, character is based on a Japanese Anime with Asian characters, yet the main character Goku is portrayed by a white guy in this movie, yet his wife Chi-chi is inexplicably Asian.

Pacific Rim (2013)
The main character is white, the co-pilot is a Japanese girl. And this whole film is based on Gundam, a Japanese series. So why couldn’t the main character be an Asian guy??? Again, Hollywood’s racist.

The Hangover (whole series)
I think I already talked about this movie, but again: the main Asian guy in this movie is just ugly and obnoxious. And I’m sure Hollywood wanted it that way. (Ken Jeong actually has no Asian accent in real life). And also, one the main characters in the movie (Stu) has an Asian wife.

Looper (2012)
Bruce Willis gets into a bar fight with a Chinese girl and they immediately have sex after. Sounds like something Hollywood came up with…

Limitless (2011)
The same thing happens in Limitless, the main white guy gets into a verbal fight with his Asian housemate and they immediately have sex after. Seriously, what the heck.

Pocahontas (1995)
Pocahontas, who is Asian-looking, gets saved and falls in love with John Smith, the typical white American hero.

The Last Samurai (2003)
Tom Cruise is (ridiculous) the Last Samurai. Note that Samurai is a Japanese social class. Anyways, he is the last one, and he kills the evil Japanese warlord, and (of course) falls in love with his Japanese wife.

Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)
In this classic film, Mickey Rooney plays as I.Y. Yunioshi, complete with buck teeth, and other makeup to make him look Asian. Disgusting.

Scott Pilgrim vs the World (2010)
The main character’s love interest in the beginning is a Chinese schoolgirl. She falls hopelessly in love with him. And she later becomes his partner.

King of Fighters (2010)
Just look at this cast:
Sean Faris as Kyo Kusanagi, a Japanese-American motorcycle enthusiast and the son of martial artist Saisyu Kusanagi.
Need I say more? And obviously the girls in the film who are supposed to be Asian do look Asian. But not poor Kyo, a victim of the Hollywood Asian-guy-replaced-by-white-guy role.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
The kissing scene with Harry Potter and Cho Chang. They made them do that like 10 times. I know J.K Rowling wrote it this way, but still… why couldn’t this be ignored? Hollywood has no problem replacing Asian guys with white men, but when it comes to love scenes, they have no problem keeping the girl Asian.

And I’m just touching the tip of the iceberg here. Bruce Lee originally wanted to fight against this racism and bias against Asians in Hollywood but sadly he died before he could change Asian stereotypes. There are countless movies and shows where either 1) Asian guy is shown as weak, weird or heavy accent, 2) Asian girl is portrayed as love interest for white guy or 3) Asian guy role is replaced by a white guy in acting. They continue to make these to this day (Pacific Rim, Hangover Part III) So… feel free to add to this list in the comments. And leave your opinions on this 🙂

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Magic the Gathering: Top 10 greatest white cards of all time

Continuing on from blue cards… now we come to white cards! White has not historically been a powerful color – but it has had dominant cards at certain times. White is all about defense, life gain, efficient creatures, and control. This is my top 10:

10. Mother of Runes
Mother of Runes is the best one drop white has had, period. She protects any of your creatures, and does it all for one mana. Efficient and powerful, what more do you want?

9. Replenish
The cornerstone of a major deck back in the day, replenish returns all enchantments from your graveyard to the battlefield for a mere 4 mana. Many combos have been built with this card as the engine, and many game have been won in the same fashion. How do I get those enchantments? see the next card…

8. Enlightened Tutor
One mana to tutor for any artifact or enchantment, at instant speed. Fast, convenient, efficient, and unfortunately restricted in every format its legal in (for a good reason).

7. Armageddon
A very powerful card, especially for white weenie decks. I put out a bunch of creatures, blow up all your lands, and good luck trying to win. Game over.

6. Land Tax
A one mana enchantment that lets me thin my deck and search for 3 lands every turn. Kind of unfair isn’t it? Fortunately, its only legal in Vintage.

5. Moat
Probably the greatest defense enchantment ever printed. 2WW, and non flying creatures can’t attack. Single handedly shuts down elf decks, and other decks with non flying creatures, forcing them to find a way to kill the enchantment.

4. Orim’s Chant
One mana to stop you from casting spells for a turn, and an additional mana to stop your attack. It’s probably the most efficient and effective defense spells ever printed. Gets even better with Isochron Scepter.

3. Swords to Plowshares / Path to Exile
The single most efficient kill spell ever printed. One mana to exile any creature. Pure and simple.

2. Wrath of God
The most efficient and widely used mass kill spell ever printed. 4 mana, destroy all creatures, they can’t be regenerated. Like the previous card, beautiful, powerful and simple.

1. Balance
Its the most powerful white card ever printed. For 2 mana, Balance kills creatures, lands, and hands. It can singlehandedly win the game for you against n opponents. There’s a reason its restricted/banned in every format its legal in.