#thisis2016: Asian-Americans Respond to Racist Remarks
An editor for The New York Times wrote an open letter to a woman who told him to "go back to China." Asian-Americans responded by sharing their own racist moments using #thisis2016. Here are some of those moments. Warning: This video includes racial slurs and vulgarities.
Posted by The New York Times on Thursday, October 13, 2016
Acquaintance at a school gathering: "Ge ga goo blah — hey, it's like I'm speaking Chinese. Eden, what am I saying?"
Guy in Sunday school, right before he asked me out on a date: "Have you ever had mooncake? I don't speak Chinese, so I haven't."
Stranger who followed me as I was speed walking to class: "Are you Chinese? You should eat at Chinatown. You'd like it."
After an interfaith choir concert: "Oh, you grew up here? I was about to say, you don't have an accent."
Stranger on the train: "Hey, can you help me with my Chinese homework?""Where are you really from?"