Freedom from Fear Awards: Fighting School Violence, Asian Immigrants Find Their Voice

Anjana Sundaram, New American Media, July 16, 2011

Wei Chen describes himself as a “quiet, academic type” when he first came to America in 2006. Upon entering South Philadelphia High School, he barely spoke English and hoped to disappear under the radar while he adjusted to his new environment.

He was in for a rude awakening.

One month after starting school, two students punched Chen in the neck while he was reaching for something in his locker.

“I didn’t know what was happening,” Chen says. “I kept asking, ‘Why are they beating me up?’ I came here to find a new, better life and instead I get punched.”

Chen shared similar experiences with the three other Asian immigrant students who are recipients of this year’s Freedom From Fear Award, which honors their commitment to protect immigrants from abuse. The winners, Wei Chen, Bach Tong, Duong Nghe Le and Xu Lin, all became activists after experiencing or witnessing anti-Asian violence in the Philadelphia schools they attended.

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The four activists said the attacks were routine. They had food thrown at them during lunchtime, they were punched and kicked in the hallways and bathrooms and assaulted while walking back from school. When they reported the attacks to school authorities and police, they say the officials frequently turned a deaf ear to their complaints.

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In fact, the activists believe the root cause of the problem was the institutional acceptance of violence as a norm. The fact that African-American students were usually the perpetrators, they say, was more a byproduct of the environment: The student body at South Philadelphia High School is 70 percent African American and only 18 percent Asian.

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Tensions came to a boil on Dec. 3, 2009, when 26 Asian students were targeted in a series of attacks at the school by a group of mostly African-American students. Seven of the victims had to be rushed to the emergency room to treat their wounds. Although 10 students were suspended, the district and school came under fire for its handling of the situation, which was deemed negligent and irresponsible by the Asian activists.

The district said the Dec. 3 assaults were precipitated by an attack the previous day, in which two Asian students had beat up a disabled African-American student. Superintendent Arlene Ackerman described the attacked shortly after, at a Dec. 9 School Reform Commission hearing, like this: “What began as a unwarranted off campus attack on a disabled African American student, quickly escalated into a retaliatory multi-racial attack on primarily Chinese students at the school the following day.”

Chen, who had started a school group called the Chinese American Student Association, says the district was “ridiculous” in downplaying and justifying the violent events. He believed a more inclusive organization was needed for all Asian immigrants to demand a better solution. With Lin’s help, Chen began to call everyone he knew in the past two years to set up a meeting in Chinatown to discuss how to respond to the violence. They decided to boycott South Philadelphia High School, to show they were not satisfied with the false assurances of safety.

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The boycott lasted for eight days and drew more than 50 Asian student protesters. Eventually, a civil complaint was filed against the district, alleging it had shown “intentional disregard” towards its Asian students.

{snip} But in August 2010, the U.S. Justice Department found merit in the claims that Asian immigrant students were being abused at South Philadelphia High l. {snip}

Changes quickly followed. A new principal was appointed after the former principal, LaGreta Brown, resigned amid reports that her certification had expired. One hundred twenty-six new security cameras were installed on different floors of the school and extra staff and counselors were brought in to help ease school tensions. As part of the settlement agreement, the district and the school implemented an anti-harassment policy.

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Melanie Grimes, senior class president at South Philadelphia High, adds that she felt that the African-American students were unfairly portrayed as the villains in the media coverage of the violence occurring at the school. Grimes says she would escort some of her Asian friends to lunch back in 2009 to make sure they felt comfortable.

“This is not just a one-way street,” says Grimes, 19. “It’s just that no one [in our community] went out to the media and spoke to anyone.” Grimes points out that tensions have dramatically reduced now compared to 2009. She says it is frustrating that so many of the school’s accomplishments have been overshadowed by the media’s overplayed tensions between African-American and Asian students.

But the Asian activists believe there is still work to be done to overcome the inherent distrust between African-American and Asian groups. {snip}

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  • Peejay in Frisco

    Once, I witnessed some black students, about 15, trying to pick a fight with a couple of smaller Asian students,this was in an isolated area. I asked the Asians if there was a problem, they said yes. I asked the blacks, 3 of them, if they wanted to Go For It. They didn’t.

  • NAVY

    Although the article does highlight inherent black crime in Philadelphia, the majority of Chinese tend to be Communists and engage in fraud.

    Black youths identify that Chinese immigrants are on the go and will eventually displace blacks in the work sector together with thousands of other non-white illegal aliens brought to the United States by our corporate-run government.

  • BigRayinPhila

    The usual from the Philadelphia school system. The class president said they were unfairly portrayed. I grew up in a predominately African section of the city in the 60s, and was jumped daily ,hospitalized. Things never change here. So much for the “City that loves the Brothers”.

  • Bernie

    “This is not just a one-way street,” says Grimes, 19. “It’s just that no one [in our community] went out to the media and spoke to anyone.” Grimes points out that tensions have dramatically reduced now compared to 2009. She says it is frustrating that so many of the school’s accomplishments have been overshadowed by the media’s overplayed tensions between African-American and Asian students.”

    Yes it is a one-way street. I guarantee there was not one Asian on black assault. The Asians probably never even fought back against the mob of 8-9 blacks attacking a lone individual.

    “Chen shared similar experiences with the three other Asian immigrant students who are recipients of this year’s Freedom From Fear Award, which honors their commitment to protect immigrants from abuse. The winners, Wei Chen, Bach Tong, Duong Nghe Le and Xu Lin, all became activists after experiencing or witnessing anti-Asian violence in the Philadelphia schools they attended.”

    Good for the Asians for speaking out. Seems they are doing more and more speaking out against typical black racism. But there is a 100% chance the “Freedom From Fear Award” would never be given to whites who spoke out against black mob attacks.

  • Dutchman

    Do any of the readers of AMREN believe the story about two Asian students beating up a ‘disabled’ (read as in special ed) black boy? Blacks close ranks and defend the worst actions of other blacks. It’s pathetic to think that the principal of a high school would actually blame the victims of a wilding mob because some other Asians supposedly beat up a ‘disabled’ black outside of school!

    If you read the posts on the original article, one poster complains about the phrase ‘inherent distrust’ and claims it’s based on ‘ignorance and fear’! I’m sure the fear part is 100% correct in regards to the Chinese students, but ignorance? That fact that you’re being beaten is all you need to know!

    The blacks, on the other hand, are fearless ignoramuses.

  • olewhitelady

    The fact that blacks were the predators was “more a product of the environment”, the article maintains, since blacks made up 70% of the students. In other words, had the school been 70% white, it would have been the same savagely violent majority-ethnicity versus minority-ethnicity situation! It’s impossible to believe that even the liberals themselves buy this tripe!

  • Anonymous

    This is the worst whitewash I’ve yet seen (!)

    incredible; the article stated that the massive black on Asian violence in the school is merely a “BYPRODUCT” of the fact that violence is accepted in school.

    SAY HUH?

    So if Jaquan crushes a girl’s eye socket on a basketball court, it’s not a black thing…even though he’s got a record as long as my arm…it’s the basketball court’s fault.

    If Ledorkus kicks the liver out of a little white kid on a bus…not his fault; it’s that we accept violence on busses as normal.

    Fact is, we DO accept massive violence by blacks as normal, because that’s what they do. It’s what they’ve ALWAYS done…as reliable as the sunrise each day.

    Still, Good GAWD!

    will blacks ever be held accountable?

    Maybe when one smashes down a MSNBC anchor!

    …waiting!

  • Tom

    Melanie Grimes, Senior class president, is 19 years old? Aren’t you supposed to graduate by 18 years old? Oops, I guess that I am unfairly singling out an African American.

  • tightwad

    Just remember, Asians are perseverant if nothing else. It took years to slowly, silently put in place artillery in the hills surrounding Dien Bien Phu before blasting it to hell. Patience is truly a virtue to them and I, for one, am glad to see them take this tack against the brutes which comprise 70-80% of any given urban school. Maybe their tactics will rub off on us Caucasians.

  • Question Diversity

    “Freedom from fear” — That’s a phrase that bugs me. There is and can be no such thing as “freedom from fear.” However, it is a useful bon mot for political forces that want to eradicate real freedom, such as those found in the First and Second Amendments.

  • ATBOTL

    Blacks do the the same and worse to whites in schools across America every single day and the media, politicians, police and courts refuse to do anything, unlike in this case.

  • BB

    The Asian students certainly don’t deserve abuse. Be advised though that Asians are not immune from engaging in mob behavior themselves:

    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=1a7_1311109738

    If you catch a child stealing in the street, the solution isn’t to make a circle around him like half-bold dogs afraid to make the first move. The solution is for a grown man to take him firmly by the arm and run him down to the station.

  • John Engelman

    The junior high school and senior high school I attended were over 90 percent white, with a few blacks and Asians. The blacks and Asians were perfectly safe. Any bullying or fighting that went on happened among the whites. Weapons were never used. No one was seriously hurt.

  • Anonymous

    “It’s pathetic to think that the principal of a high school would actually blame the victims of a wilding mob because some other Asians supposedly beat up a ‘disabled’ black outside of school!”

    Somewhere, some black person was attacked by an Asian, or called names. Somewhere on this Earth that happend. And really attacked/insulted, not just made up like in this case. I’m sure this principle believes that, since all around the world we are equal, tho some are more equal than others. Therefore all attacks by blacks against anyone else are justified. If a black would attack another black person (the only real crime possible) this too can be blamed on non-blacks.

  • SKIP

    ” It took years to slowly, silently put in place artillery in the hills surrounding Dien Bien Phu”

    Actually, Ho and General Giap did the deed in less than a month, they broke down and hand transported a number of U.S. 105mm pack howitzers over the mountains, a VERY rugged area to be sure (I’ve been there). In any case, I would like everyone to stop calling these Africans African AMERICANS!!! they are, always were and always will be AFRICANS with all the misery that brings to White or Asian civilizations. This statement “”they say, was more a byproduct of the environment:”” alarmed me, this IS NOT a byproduct of environment, it is a byproduct of AFRICAN VIOLENCE, nothing else, AFRICAN VIOLENCE, it’s what AFRICANS DO, it’s ALL THEY DO and it gets worse if they convert to islam as so many are doing now.

  • Tom on MI

    The Asians should not complain too much. If they had been white students and started to organize, they whould have been labeled haters or supremacists instead of activists.

  • Anonymous

    Two Minorities fighting each other, I haven’t got a horse in that race. Both are enemies of white men. In the longer term (decades), the Asians will be the more dangerous enemy.

  • Sophie

    Since I only graduated high school a few years ago, I can recall with a fair degree of accuracy how the black students (in a typical middle class Canadian suburb) still managed to be rowdy, underachieving bullies – void of the context of historical slavery, mind you. Most of these students were children of African or Caribbean immigrants, and still did relatively poorly even when English was their first language against first generation Asian immigrants.

    The black inferiority complex unfortunately manifests itself in violence. Because they can’t succeed on intellectual merit, they use cheap mob tactics to intimidate those they feel threatened by academically, Asians included. (On a tangential note, this is why they will also attempt to emasculate white men.)

  • SF Paul

    This is in a way a huge clash in culture. Most Asian families that come to the USA encourage their children to study hard in school to get good grades, attend college and be a successful person. Asians teach their children to work hard and be responsible people. Blacks have an opposite view that they should get free housing, food, medical care and free money since they are black and they deserve it. Low grades in school, expulsion, teen pregnancy and criminal behavior are accepted in the black community as “their” lifestyle. As far as saying there is work to be done on the differences in Asians and blacks, there is nothing that can be done with people with completely opposite values about conduct.

  • Daniel Williams

    The school is seventy percent black and eighteen percent Chinese? I wonder about the demographic makeup of the taxpayers responsible for funding the various lawsuits, investigations, and counselling sessions these non-incidents will occasion. Think a white majority will end up footing the bill for is clearly an exclusively non-white problem?

    Also… “LaGreta”?!?

  • DrBilbo

    We all know what we need: Blacks out, Asians out, Hispanics out, out, out of the USA!

  • Anonymous

    Why would anyone go to a school 70% black. The magic number is usually 10% black before it gets dangerous. These Asians should of moved, went to private school or home schooled. No need to put ones life in danger. As we all know, blacks are dangerous people no matter where you live. Just genetics, and not much that can be done about their violence.

  • Sylvie

    olewhitelady wrote at 7:38 PM on July 20:

    “The fact that blacks were the predators was “more a product of the environment”, the article maintains, since blacks made up 70% of the students. In other words, had the school been 70% white, it would have been the same savagely violent majority-ethnicity versus minority-ethnicity situation!”

    That’s right Olewhitelady, because race is a social construct after all!

    “It’s impossible to believe that even the liberals themselves buy this tripe!”

    Some of them do, but the rest are agenda-pushing ‘wolves in sheeps’ clothing.’

  • Fritz

    During the Rodney King LA riots there was an image I will never forget. It was these Asian guys standing on the roof of there business with rifles in their hands. When my workplace started to bring in Asians I can remember how the Blacks used to bad talk about them to me. One of the inconsistances I observed among Blacks was the way they seemed to hate Asian immigrents and didn’t seem to mind Mexicans. It may be just as simple a thing as Mexicans being darker and looking more like themselves, or it may be as complex as their instinctively knowing Asians are a lot smarter and pose more of a threat.

  • Taurus689

    Here is an excellent article from a very brave young Jewish woman.

    http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/../2011/07/black_privilege.html

  • Taurus689

    12 — BB wrote at 8:45 PM on July 20:

    The Asian students certainly don’t deserve abuse. Be advised though that Asians are not immune from engaging in mob behavior themselves:

    That is absolutely horrible. What I can’t fathom is how someone could stand there and film that without ever a thought to try to rescue that little kid. I couldn’t watch it to the end.

    Then again another crowd stood around and cheered while Amy Biehl was being beaten and murdered.

  • cpascal

    The Chinese immigrants are learning the hard way why most white Americans avoid heavily black schools and neighborhoods like the plague. It’s a shame that there isn’t more publicity in other countries as to how bad black neighborhoods are. A couple of months ago there was the story of the British tourists who were shot in a slum in Florida, and a few days ago, another poster wrote about a German student who wanted to attend a gangster rap concert. Still, when you look at the efforts to downplay this problem in the American media, it’s no wonder that foreigners wind up in American ghettos without thinking anything of it.

  • EllenA

    I wonder how long they had to search to find an example of Asians ganging up on a black, (and a disabled black, yet,) in order to make things look less one-sided? Well, when I was in school, we whites were ganged up on, beaten and terrorized by blacks on a regular basis, and we were told to just suck it up and turn the other cheek so the blacks wouldn’t riot. Of course, these Asians will get more sympathy than we whites ever got. Still, stories like this must make liberals’ heads explode, wondering which side to take.

  • What_I_Believe

    This has its upsides. Thanks to typical black-driven racial violence, other non blacks will continue to grow a hatred for blacks.

    This is why I continue to say we (Whites) should see Hispanics, Asians, etc as our allies. Yes, they will compete for jobs with us. They will not, however, attack us physically on a routine basis. Yes, some will not look to learn our language as our ancestors did. However, they will not look to appeal to white guilt on a daily basis.

    Hispanics and Asians treat their babies with love. Blacks throw their babies in dumpsters once in a while just for kicks.

    I feel safe in an Asian neighborhood. I do not feel safe in a black neighborhood. I feel safe in the average Mexican neighborhood. I do not feel safe in ANY black neighborhood.

    We all have one common enemy. I wish the more hard cores could see that big picture. There’s no sense in having multiple enemies. The Hispanics and Asians are not going back and their numbers will continue to grow. I say make them our ally, as I feel they already are for the most part. They stick together and don’t take all the stuff we do (much in part due to our liberal media).

    I say let’s focus on uniting against everyone’s worst enemy.

    Btw, a school 5 minutes from me was about 90% + black in early 2000. I just looked at the stats and it’s 47% Hispanic and 45% black. I couldn’t believe my eyes. It’s a beautiful thing, especially for the poor teachers who are stuck there. It sure wasn’t turning White anytime soon anyway. As I said in another post, I’ve taught in all types of schools. Every race as a whole is civil except for the blacks. That’s the truth, plain and simple. They were the only race who kids, as a whole, did not care at all. Same for the parents.

  • Shawn (the female)

    It irritates the life out of me that ALL nationalities seem to feel like the running off to the U.S. is supposed to solve all their problems – whatever’s wrong, let’s go let the U.S. save us! When Rajneesh Patel, Que Te Xion, Mbawe Umbungo, Muhammad Muhammad and Jose Gonzalez all choose to live together with John Smith and Quantavious Jones, what do they THINK is going to happen?

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    Black students learn quickly at school that they have complete freedom to viciously assault non-blacks with impunity as school officials, police, black community organizers and advocates offer up excuse after excuse after excuse for their crimes.

    Imagine this, if you will:

    Jones started a school group called the White American Student Association

    Jones shared similar experiences with the three other White students who are recipients of this year’s Freedom From Fear Award, which honors their commitment to protect Whites from abuse…all became activists after experiencing or witnessing anti-White violence in the Philadelphia schools they attended.

    in August 2010, the U.S. Justice Department found merit in the claims that White students were being abused at South Philadelphia High.

    (I know, I know, it’s a fantasy!).

    But, White students, are in fact, being targeted for assault and abuse by non-White students in high schools everywhere, especially as their numbers diminish. But a White American Student Association? The DOJ, black activists, school administrators would come out in force to put an immediate end to it!!

    School cameras help but in the event of a black-on-White school assault you can bet that the cameras “weren’t working that day” or “the tape got accidentally erased or taped over.”

    I’m at the point now, after all I’ve seen and heard, that any White parent who puts his White child in a public school that isn’t 90% White is guilty of child abuse.

    You see, it’s Open Season on Whites everywhere — and that includes women, the disabled and little children; as in South Africa, NO Whites are exempt.

    Bon

  • Sureesh

    I feel sorry for those poor Chinese kids- I’m surprised no one warns them about moving to Black areas before they settle here.

    About the comment about Blacks hating Asians but not minding Hispanics because Hispanics are “dark,” that has nothing to do with it. Ghetto Blacks hate us Indian immigrants too and some of us are much darker than them. They hate us because we are hard working and successful.

    Bon, about your comment about how putting a white kid in a 90 percent nonwhite school is abuse, what would you say about a parent who puts their kid in a 90 percent ASIAN school to avoid the blacks? Like a white parent in San Francisco who sets her kid to school in Chinatown because the schools are safe and high achieving?

  • Anonymous

    “Asian immigrants also often got special attention from school counselors and teachers and performed well academically, which contributed to more misunderstanding and tension. ”

    This quote from the article made it seem that the asian students did better BECAUSE of ‘special attention’ from the guidance office. Folks, the guidance office in any urban school is nothing more than a hothouse of social justice activists. They give no academic support or tutoring. The asians did better because they had better work habits. The blacks, who grew up here, speak english (sort of) and have all the advantages of citizens along with their own cadre of activists, can’t measure up. This makes the blacks mad, and they lash out. The asians represent just another ‘achievement gap’ that shows they are a mess as a group.

  • Sardonicus

    Alas, thousands of whites have been terrorized for decades at majority black schools. If Asians, upon arriving in the United States, are getting an introductory beating from blacks, it will certainly be a lesson they won’t easily forget. I admit that for the Chinese students coming from the severely disciplined Chinese mainland schools, the Philadelphia schools must seem a free-for-all of chaotic violence. Don’t all races have the right to be protected from violence at school? Philadelphia has really turned in to a pool of crime and violence in the last few decades, but what major diversified US city hasn’t?

  • Charles B. Tiffany

    I was amused at how the Asian kids fell for liberal touchy feely solutions.I wonder what the outcome would have been if the assaulted children were Koreans? African Americans are terrified of Koreans. Convenience stores in LA pay double wages for Koreans to work their stores.Koreans have known what is like to live under violent thugs.You will never see a Korean driving a Japanese car. WE all remember how they alone fought back the black avalanche during th King riots.The census has shown that Koreans get out of the Ghetto within 5 years of immigrating. LA should only hire Korean cops. Man, tv at night would be a hoot! The only thing men who have been raised without a father and by a mother who has an IQ of 85 respect is power, the rawer the better. If you follow the news whenever a Korean grocery or bodega is robbed withing about a week there are unsolved homicides involving black thugs.

    Charles B. Tiffany

    Kissimmee, Florida

  • Anonymous

    “Thanks to typical black-driven racial violence, other non blacks will continue to grow a hatred for blacks”

    No, this means the indoctrination program set for everyone else, as to how African Americans are all the true victims will have to double in intensity.

  • Anonymous

    One hundred twenty-six new security cameras were installed on different floors of the school and extra staff and counselors were brought in to help ease school tensions.

    Interesting that this incident is being used as an excuse for more surveillance and more therapeutic state “solutions.” How about instead cracking down on the malefactors?

  • Anonymous

    An interesting book is “China Boy” by Gus Lee.

    His family arrived in San Francisco in the early 1950’s as refugees from the takeover of China by the communists. Family was upper middle class. Dad was President of a bank and a SF Chinese community leader. They lived in a nice house in the very nice White inner Richmond neighborhood.

    This was long before school busing. But because of school district boundaries Gus had to attend a mostly black grade school filled with Fillmore ghetto blacks. He had to go to school in this he!! on earth from kindergarten through 6th grade.

    His older sisters were lucky. They were Jr high age and went to mostly White, a little Asian Arguello Jr. High They absolutely loved school, had lots of friends and were in all the activities.

    Gus and the few Asian kids were bullied, beaten and harassed constantly. He hated it. The blacks of course had the physical size advantage over the Chinese kids, that’s why they bullied them.

    The first few paragraphs set the scene at recess. 6 or 7 frightened Chinese kids cluster around a teacher as the blacks circle around trying to catch a Chinese kid who strayed from the protective cluster. A scene right out of Wild Kingdom as the lions circle around the antelope herd.

    Gus’s Dad enrolled him in a judo class. Gus trained hard and was finally able to defend himself. Gus went to West Point.

    One of the longest lasting legal battles in the state is still going on. In 1966, when the courts ordered school busing in San Francisco the Chinese filed suit against it. They lost of course. Every time they lose they just file again. They added anti affirmative action programs because those programs keep Asian kids out of the magnet schools and enrichment and gifted programs.

    Like Whites, they keep on losing those lawsuits.

    What’s the black population of San Francisco now? 5 percent? 50 percent or 5 percent, blacks seem to cause all the problems no matter where they are or what they are doing.

    Like the black eye surgeon who spends his entire emergency room shift down here in the billing clerk’s office chatting with his black billing clerk buddies instead of up in the ER where he belonged working to treat patients. Much of his chat is about discrimination. He is the only black eye surgeon employed by our hospital. Isn’t that terrible. The hospital should hire more affirmative action slugs instead of people who actually work for their pay.

    Our hospital has at least one specialist for everything on each ER shift 24/7. So if a patient comes in with fingers smashed there is not just an orthopedic surgeon, but an orthopedic trauma hand surgery specialist right there. The patient goes right to surgery instead of having to wait for someone to be called in.

    These specialist surgeons are not paid to just hang around doing nothing until the occasional patient comes in needing their care. They are supposed to take patients as they come in doing their share of the work.

    Instead of taking care of patients, this black eye surgeon spends his shift chatting other black employees while waiting for the 2 or 3 times a week someone with a serious eye injury comes in. I figure he’s only in the emergency room about 5 hours a week for which he is paid around $200,000 per year like all the other ER physicians who do their work and his.

    This means there is one less physician in the emergency room. The other physicians have to take up the slack and do all the work that he should be doing.

    I and the other non black billing clerks have to do the work of the black clerks who spend their shift chatting with him and making hour long personal phone calls.

  • Anonymous

    “Asian immigrants also often got special attention from school counselors and teachers and performed well academically, which contributed to more misunderstanding and tension. “

    The primary job of school counselors is to make sure every kid is accumulating the credits required to graduate. It takes up all their time. Why would a student who is taking all the requirements and has all the credit units to be promoted every year and graduate on time need to go see a counselor?

    I saw only one counselor in high school. Five minutes last semester of senior year. She asked me if I was applying to college and how many colleges I was applying to. That’s it.

    Neither of my children saw a high school counselor once. The only students who see counselors are those who are being suspended.

  • White Guy In Japan

    @38-Funny coincidence, I used to live in the Inner Richmond district of San Francisco. where the author of that novel lived. Of course, I lived there in the 90s when it was mostly Chinese with a few Russian immigrants here and there.

    The Richmond district bordered the Western Addition, AKA the Fillmore, a long-time Black neighborhood. In fact, there was a bus stop right at the border of the two neighborhoods that constantly had flowers and “RIP” graffiti for all the murders arising from Black/Asian gang negotiations gone sour. (Imagine that!)

    Anyway, my point is that there is no love lost between Blacks and Asians. Can’t imagine two groups more different.

  • Laager

    “Anyway, my point is that there is no love lost between Blacks and Asians. Can’t imagine two groups more different.”

    If it is possible to do so from the USA monitor developments in Africa

    The Chinese are moving in there big time building all kinds of infrastructural projects in countries right across the continent.

    Surprise. Surprise.

    They ship in their own labour from China to do the work.

    They a weaving a silken honey trap in order to access Africa’s raw materials for their economy back in the east

    In 50 years time Africa is going to wake up to discover that their new masters are the Chinese

    Africa is going to wish that the white man whom they expelled was still there