An internet troll developed a particular infatuation with me a few years ago. To him, this made me a race traitor. What bothered me more than the fury of a man who needed help was the response that some folks gave me when I told them about my troll. I told them about my experience with the troll, expecting disgust, horrified disbelief, sympathy. After my initial surge of rage, I willed myself to speak evenly with this near-stranger, whom moments before I had deemed to be good company. Though he calmly spoke of cultural stereotypes, false equivalencies, and the racism visited upon Asian-American men and women since we first stepped foot in this country, his message was not new: To be an Asian woman in a relationship with a white man is not only taking an active part in the subjugation of Asian-American men by white culture, but it is also surrendering your voice in the fight for Asian-American equality.
Racial, gender wage gaps persist in U.S. despite some progress
During the s, an increased demand for copper and cobalt attracted Japanese investments in the mineral-rich southeastern region of Katanga Province. Over a year period, more than 1, Japanese miners relocated to the region, confined to a strictly male-only camp. Arriving without family or spouses, the men often sought social interaction outside the confines of their camps. In search of intimacy with the opposite sex, sometimes resulting in cohabitation, the men openly engaged in interracial dating and relationships, a practice embraced by the local society. As a result, a number of Japanese miners fathered children with Native Congolese women.
This article folds in person-to-person interactions, what one individual human being thinks of another. Five years ago, the basics of race and attraction on OkCupid looked like this:. In some ways, no.