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#20877

OMG: I don't have a racial preference, but I want a non white partner just to spite my racist parents.

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  1. I have dated people my parents have specifically told me to avoid and they were all decent people otherwise I wouldn't go out with them in the first place.

    It was like they are different forbidden fruits that tasted delicious over and over and over again.

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  2. You sound like an idiot.

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  3. Fuck the haters, I'm white and love shocking my racist parents. +10 points if you're a girl

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    1. File this one under 'generic white Waterloo retard'

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  4. I have a racial preference. And coming to UW, where I'm surrounded by Asian's and brown's, has made me want white people even more.

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    1. Asian here. mind if I ask why our presence bothers you?

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    2. OP here, I'm not 4, but I can say that learning more about specifically Chinese culture, there are points that can be a turnoff. Don't get me wrong, I have a thing for Asians a much as I don't like to admit it, but I have learned that cultural differences can sometimes be jarring.

      I can see how being surrounded by a people can reaffirm racism. That first time I was the only white person in a class was awkward for me, its the first time I felt racially othered, and I know it is nothing compared to what non white people go through on a daily basis in Canadian society.

      There are points I don't like about Asian cultures, but there are also points I like. I wish more white people were conscious of those around them for instance.

      I came to UW as a weeaboo, idolizing Japanese culture. I will leave UW knowing that every culture has its ups and downs, some more on one side, some the other. But I will also leave UW being thankful that the experience has opened my eyes to a greater understanding of the world. Its not the school that did this, its the people at it.

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    3. @4b It's funny to read the weeaboo remark in conjunction with the "othered" statement. The only time that I ever felt like that was actually in my beginner's Japanese course but it was actually kind of neat!

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    4. Oh the good old days

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    5. Asian's what? Brown's what?

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    6. @4c It was a Japanese course. Feeling that strange sense of isolation made me realize why foreigners tend to group together so much. I got used to it by the second week, made some friends in the course, and things went well in the end.

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    7. 4.f Was the course hard? I was thinking of taking it as an elective...
      How many hours a week studying + do you get rekt by people that already know some Japanese?

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    8. @4g 4c Here. I took it four semesters ago and it was really enjoyable. For the class, you have to learn hiragana and some basic sentence constructions (e.g. Hello, my name is..., The bank is beside the school). There were weekly translation assignments, which were short (took less than 30 minutes) and really helped with memorization. I think I ended with a 78% and I didn't put a whole lot of effort into it.
      As for other people knowing Japanese, most people in my class didn't. It was actually humorous because a bunch of people that knew Mandarin and Cantonese went in expecting to do well because kanji comes from their writing system but were horrified to find we only use hiragana in the beginner's class. Also, you are technically not allowed to take the class if you have native or near native abilities so you should be okay.

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    9. Thanks for the great response :)
      I'm convinced to take it now since I was mainly worried about Mandarin and Cantonese speakers knowing Kanji and doing really well. Hopefully it will be fun.

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    10. @4i I'm glad! I really liked the class and I highly suggest it (especially if Fumie-sensei is still teaching it).

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  5. The main issue is almost never race but rather a culture clash. Unless they were born/raised here of course.

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  6. im down with the swirl lovin

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