Someone verbalized exactly how I feel about so-called activists in the Asian-American Community. It resonated with me because he seemed to describe a lot of people I’ve personally encountered.
” thank you! i know exactly the types you’re talking about. They use activism as an excuse to express their pessimistic and negative world view. When I run into these types, they never have proactive solutions just a ton of complains and anger. They use race as a crutch instead of taking initiative to change the game. They’re such bitch ass Asians, they want us to look badass and respected but jeeebus they contribute to the stereotypes by being such weak asses. Don’t get me wrong I love the real activists who get things done but these other insecure mentally weak people who think destructively are not true activists. I’ve ran into some in the industry too, the usual case is that they suck at their craft and it’s very obvious to the rest of us but they swear its because of racism. If we can prove that there’s a demand for us, we make sales, race doesn’t matter, money does. Somehow even racists overlook it when we can bring in numbers. Bruce lee is a prime example, in an era that was even more openly racist, he made sales so he got funded, he got lead roles. He took risks and had balls. With a thick ass accent he still had a level of cool about him where non Asians wanted to be him. Where are the “activists” with a set of balls like that? Please no more dickless whiney ho’s that don’t get shit done. And i hope they quit making movies at the film festivals with gimmicky titles like “broken rice” or someshit like that lol.”