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why we arent consider to be asian

CuteManjot Senior Member

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Posted: 19 November 2006 at 5:24pm | IP Logged

im asian but people assume that asian is usally chiness, japaness, vitanminess and alot more but we can be asian but from indian, pakistan, malaysa, sri lanka and more place that arent consider to be asian i hav said that im asian to people and they say your not your lieing, and i feel mad and if i say im indian the say your not becuse they assume im talking abbout native people but that is the wrong term so why do you think people do that?


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Posted: 19 November 2006 at 7:00pm | IP Logged
omg i know!! i tell ppl im asian too and then thyree like oh yeah we forgot india is in asia too LOL LOL LOL
CuteManjot Senior Member

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Posted: 19 November 2006 at 7:32pm | IP Logged
ya or if i hav to say south asian
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Posted: 19 November 2006 at 10:41pm | IP Logged
dont know...maybe because many ppl say 'indian' or in our generation...(well in canada) many indian ppl title themselves as 'BROWN' dont know why though, and technically india is a SUB CONTINANTE...soo it wasnt really a part of 'Asia' to begin with Wink

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Snape Senior Member

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Posted: 20 November 2006 at 3:15am | IP Logged
i think we rather be proud that we are considered as special and 'notable' kind of people among all asians :p

but well ... people tend to use the terms like .. 'arabs' , 'chinese' , 'japs' ... the reason is to link people with more welknown and well-specified catagory then calling them asian generally
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Posted: 20 November 2006 at 6:19pm | IP Logged
alot og good points
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Posted: 20 November 2006 at 8:05pm | IP Logged

I hang out with a lot of Asians (Korean, Chinese, ect) and my town is filled by them. Now, people often make nasty comments about Asians and im like um hello? I m Asian too! But people say that they consider the word Asian to relate to Oriental people, and not to Indians. As for Native Indians, I agree; it's very annoying. Basically though, in my school, we are called either Indians or Hindus (even though some people are Muslim or ect.). So I guess it's a lose lose situation…we really need a new name for us! =] Oh and nice topic!


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Edited by prakriti - 20 November 2006 at 8:05pm

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