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Most of the people in this forum have been in a Canada less than 10 years, these days, y'all wonna talk about civil rights and equal oppotunities, back in the days when I was growing up, racial discriminition is very real and very daily. Me and my friends believe that if you are angry about what people stereotype you, then you are essentially granting them the power to abuse you. If you can laugh about the names they call you, then you are taking this power away. For instance, if I get angry about people calling me Chubby Chinaman, then I am giving them the power to abuse me, but I laugh at it, it's funny, if others want stereotype, you give it to them, now the joke's on them.
me and my CBC friends call each other chinaman, we are unique and not proud but comfortable.
Doesn't matter if you are western educated, doesn't matter if you speak well, to the mainstream folks, we are always just chinaman, like a jap is a jap, doesn't matter if his family's been here for 100 years. Thus, it's not even a question, you can think of yourself as Canucks all you want, but we are all chinamen, simply the reality
Jack is from the phase "don't know jack shit", Just like the Game "You don't know Jack", meaning, doesn't know anything
Toronto and Vanny's been a dominately cantonese chinaman community for many many generations, it's only been 2 years at most since I first notice mandarin speaking people on the street.
Case in point, some cantonese dialect ends with the sound "ar" and "la", some sand people makes fun of it, so I started talking to them with ar at the end at every sentence, now I laugh about it....
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