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Old 02-22-2012, 10:23 PM   #46
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We just don't care because it is not emphasized as a matter of importance and it's a waste of time when we could be making money.
Hence the aforementioned social apathy. And I've never believed that being a social force and making money were mutually exclusive. Thankfully, we're starting to see a shift away from this antiquated perspective.

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And those three areas are indeed more risky career tracks, with the last of the third being full of bullshit and mongering.
About as risky as entrepreneurial endeavors- extremely popular among AAs. It's just that immigrant parents/1st generations categorize my examples as non-tangible risks, for whatever reason.

And since when did Asians (foreign or domestic) fear risk? Vegas or Macau, anyone?
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Old 02-23-2012, 03:59 AM   #47
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Hence the aforementioned social apathy. And I've never believed that being a social force and making money were mutually exclusive. Thankfully, we're starting to see a shift away from this antiquated perspective.
I still think that collectivism has less to do with it than just plain old indifference for "non-issues". Take care of yourself, then engage in beggary and faux philosophizing.


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About as risky as entrepreneurial endeavors- extremely popular among AAs. It's just that immigrant parents/1st generations categorize my examples as non-tangible risks, for whatever reason.
And oftentimes entrepreneurs have acquired certain skills that those pansy subjects do not foster and require. They likely could enter a job market that requires specialized knowledge or skills that usually are obtained through an education

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And since when did Asians (foreign or domestic) fear risk? Vegas or Macau, anyone?
Can't piss away money if you don't have it in the first place. If they're burning away renminbis at such rates with the high ass interest rates they charge in Macau, I think it's safe to assume that portion of the population is relatively well off. They still might treat non-gambling transactions differently because humans behave irrationally like that.
Penny-pinching is pervasive. Practically every boy and girl from China knows how to cook and they will do so to save that extra 5-6 dollars a day from getting a $6 fast food meal or 10.50 dinner at a restuarant. The "savings rate" of China is pretty high as well.


Essentailly, it's about the perception about how strong the "sink node" for money over time is in a particular industry. If the job at hand does not suck in money strongly and consistently enough, committing resources fully(i.e pursuing a degree in Theatre, Political Science, or Journalism) towards a career track in that industry is discourage.

Entertainers are essentially beggers if they cannot capture a wide enough audience. And after capturing market share, the market is extremely fickle. Unless you're monstrously skilled like Yundi Li, you are going to live off of subsidies and/or struggle to make a large amount of income.

Media people do not require much "hard skill" acquisition, which means if you're out of a job, you're dead as a dodo. Writing for a paper? Unless you're damn good, you're not going to strike it big. Reporter? Good luck in that market. Hot chicks and old, established vets, established folks dominate. It's a competition you're not likely to win.

And politics, the very subject matter is absolutely a waste of time in which you essentially become a viewpoint monger unless you're into that stuff.
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Old 02-23-2012, 07:02 AM   #48
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I still think that collectivism has less to do with it than just plain old indifference for "non-issues". Take care of yourself, then engage in beggary and faux philosophizing.


And oftentimes entrepreneurs have acquired certain skills that those pansy subjects do not foster and require. They likely could enter a job market that requires specialized knowledge or skills that usually are obtained through an education
Well, it's obvious from certain words you use that this conversation may devolve into something less than academic. Or what I consider academic, you consider "faux philosophizing" and "pansy" subjects. I don't fault you for your perspective... Most AAs have similar beliefs as it were. You said it yourself- Most AAs are raised to view social activism as a waste of time.

The problem with your first statement is history, itself. When you say "take care of yourself first", the statistics show the social group has done just that (high SES, top education, etc). Yet none of this "beggary" you speak of has come to pass. AAs have taken care of themselves. The question then becomes, "Why haven't we seen the next step?" Naturally, a man has to take care of him and his family, first and foremost. But when a strong number acquires that success multiple times over, the community doesn't evolve one iota. Monetary success within a social group isn't necessarily a negative- But when an entire social group places such a high priority on a singular aspect of existence, they miss the big picture.

Aside from the fact that AAs often remain (by choice) to live in ethnic enclaves, such areas never grow beyond cheap Asian restaurants, cell phone shops and boba houses. In Los Angeles, the AA population pretty much resides in the San Gabriel Valley... a few pockets home to wealthy families and expensive houses. The actual community? Everything is still cheap, minimally kept and status-quo. OK, there's a Chinese New Year's festival every year... whoop-dee-do.

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Can't piss away money if you don't have it in the first place. If they're burning away renminbis at such rates with the high ass interest rates they charge in Macau, I think it's safe to assume that portion of the population is relatively well off. They still might treat non-gambling transactions differently because humans behave irrationally like that.
Penny-pinching is pervasive. Practically every boy and girl from China knows how to cook and they will do so to save that extra 5-6 dollars a day from getting a $6 fast food meal or 10.50 dinner at a restuarant. The "savings rate" of China is pretty high as well.
I can't argue there. Except we live in a country with Western values, so again this old country mentality is disconnected with the current station of most AAs.


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Essentailly, it's about the perception about how strong the "sink node" for money over time is in a particular industry. If the job at hand does not suck in money strongly and consistently enough, committing resources fully(i.e pursuing a degree in Theatre, Political Science, or Journalism) towards a career track in that industry is discourage.

Entertainers are essentially beggers if they cannot capture a wide enough audience. And after capturing market share, the market is extremely fickle. Unless you're monstrously skilled like Yundi Li, you are going to live off of subsidies and/or struggle to make a large amount of income.

Media people do not require much "hard skill" acquisition, which means if you're out of a job, you're dead as a dodo. Writing for a paper? Unless you're damn good, you're not going to strike it big. Reporter? Good luck in that market. Hot chicks and old, established vets, established folks dominate. It's a competition you're not likely to win.

And politics, the very subject matter is absolutely a waste of time in which you essentially become a viewpoint monger unless you're into that stuff.
You're forgetting a huge portion of the industries I used as examples. You don't have to be a lotto-chance actor in order to be part of the entertainment industry. You don't have to be a writer to mandate programming within the media. Working your way up to an editor, producer or executive follows a similar script as some low-level analyst working up to CEO. Producers choose what films and shows get made. Editors choose what gets printed and what stays on the floor. Executives decide what teeny-boppers get to hear on the radio. Advertisers construct images that shape viewer opinion. These are the entertainment and media positions that curry both monetary success and huge influence on a societal level. They're also filled by those with communication, PR, journalism, creative writing, philosophy and psychology backgrounds. Unfortunately, these career paths are prematurely curbed because Asian parents think they're merely fluff industries. I also find it absolutely terrifying that Asian parents don't place a high emphasis on communication skills (an integral success factor in America).

I won't argue the nefarious nature of politics, itself. But if you're saying it's a fruitless endeavor for AAs, I strongly disagree. Faces in positions of leadership affect public perception.

Although I'm accustomed to your widely-shared views, I'm still a bit saddened. We'll continue to limit the potential of future generations if we constrict their educational choices to "hard-skill" majors like business and engineering. In a few parts of Asia (China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan), I observed students learning the exact same way- rote memorization, numbers, calculations... rinse and repeat for their entire educational experience. Guess what? The American educational system (while not perfect) is starting to change for the better- The aim (after learning the basics) is to teach students how to think critically, how to problem solve, how to reach a decision through authentic activity. Pigeon-holing your kids into one of three career choices runs antithetical to this paradigm shift. Innovation and elegant solutions are not exclusive to certain job sectors.

What's the point of immigrating to this country if our kids aren't afforded the opportunity to carve their own paths and achieve success doing what they want? The American dream isn't illustrated with a "sink node" bar graph.
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Old 02-23-2012, 02:44 PM   #49
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lolololololololol Jerry Lin? Giants? lolololololololol

does FSU let anybody in these days? wow

...id still rock that though
As a Florida Gator, that video made me LMAO.
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New rules when talking about Lin:

THE FACTS
1. Jeremy Lin is Asian American, not Asian (more specifically, Taiwanese American). It's an important distinction and one that should be considered before any references to former NBA players such as Yao Ming and Wang Zhizhi, who were Chinese. Lin's experiences were fundamentally different than people who immigrated to play in the NBA. Lin progressed through the ranks of American basketball from high school to college to the NBA, and to characterize him as a foreigner is both inaccurate and insulting.
2. Lin's path to Madison Square Garden: More than 300 division schools passed on him. Harvard University has had only three other graduates go on to the NBA, the most recent one being in the 1950s. No NBA team wanted Lin in the draft after he graduated from Harvard.
3. Journalists don't assume that African American players identify with NBA players who emigrated from Africa. The same principle applies with Asian Americans. It's fair to ask Lin whether he looked up to or took pride in the accomplishments of Asian players. He may have. It's unfair and poor journalism to assume he did.
4. Lin is not the first Asian American to play in the National Basketball Association. Raymond Townsend, who's of Filipino descent, was a first-round choice of the Golden State Warriors in the 1970s. Rex Walters, who is of Japanese descent, was a first-round draft pick by the New Jersey Nets out of the University of Kansas in 1993 and played seven seasons in the NBA; Walters is now the coach at University of San Francisco. Wat Misaka is believed to have been the first Asian American to play professional basketball in the United States. Misaka, who's of Japanese descent, appeared in three games for the New York Knicks in the 1947-48 season when the Knicks were part of the Basketball Association of America, which merged with the NBA after the 1948-49 season.

DANGER ZONES

"CHINK": Pejorative; do not use in a context involving an Asian person on someone who is Asian American. Extreme care is needed if using the well-trod phrase "chink in the armor"; be mindful that the context does not involve Asia, Asians or Asian Americans. (The appearance of this phrase with regard to Lin led AAJA MediaWatch to issue statement to ESPN, which subsequently disciplined its employees.)

DRIVING: This is part of the sport of basketball, but resist the temptation to refer to an "Asian who knows how to drive."

EYE SHAPE: This is irrelevant. Do not make such references if discussing Lin's vision.

FOOD: Is there a compelling reason to draw a connection between Lin and fortune cookies, takeout boxes or similar imagery? In the majority of news coverage, the answer will be no.

MARTIAL ARTS: You're writing about a basketball player. Don't conflate his skills with judo, karate, tae kwon do, etc. Do not refer to Lin as "Grasshopper" or similar names associated with martial-arts stereotypes.

"ME LOVE YOU LIN TIME": Avoid. This is a lazy pun on the athlete's name and alludes to the broken English of a Hollywood caricature from the 1980s.

"YELLOW MAMBA": This nickname that some have used for Lin plays off the "Black Mamba" nickname used by NBA star Kobe Bryant. It should be avoided. Asian immigrants in the United States in the 19th and 20th centuries were subjected to discriminatory treatment resulting from a fear of a "Yellow Peril" that was touted in the media, which led to legislation such as the Chinese Exclusion Act.

Asian American Journalists Association releases guidelines on Jeremy Lin media coverage | The Cutline - Yahoo! News
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Old 02-23-2012, 03:50 PM   #51
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I hope Lin dunks on Lebron's a$$ tonight
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Old 02-27-2012, 02:39 PM   #52
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New York Knicks' Jeremy Lin -- Ben & Jerry's apologizes for 'Lin-Sanity' flavor - ESPN New York

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Old 02-28-2012, 12:53 PM   #53
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Whats odd is that ESPN seems to just be ignoring this mistake. I think English is susposed to be the most "colorful language" and these things are bound to continue happening. If its an honest mistake whats the big deal. I think revising the headline and just ignoring any ill attention is probably the best course of action.

ESPN Had Another Headline Issue Today, And This One Included The Word "Gook"
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Old 03-14-2012, 05:04 PM   #54
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Has the Linsanity died?

Linsanity Is Over

Talk about your 15 minutes of fame.
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chew 'em up and spit 'em out

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Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni just quit.
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Has the Linsanity died?

Linsanity Is Over

Talk about your 15 minutes of fame.
Lin hasn't been terrible at all. Of course his herculean numbers were going to dip a bit... But the Knicks' woes returned with a certain black hole on offense.

Damn, Gina! (Not really written by D'antoni, but funny nonetheless)
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Lin hasn't been terrible at all. Of course his herculean numbers were going to dip a bit... But the Knicks' woes returned with a certain black hole on offense.

Damn, Gina! (Not really written by D'antoni, but funny nonetheless)
Lin is a decent player but he's been figured out, doesn't take long in pro sports
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Carmelo is screwing everything up from what I'm told with his playing style.
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Carmelo Anthony >>>>>>> The best Jeremy Lin could ever be
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