A cry from the heart from a Korean-American woman: Living in Fear of Racism. It’s certainly unpleasant to visit a town and get screamed at by one of the local crazies, but isn’t it obvious from Miss Wong’s comments that the sensitive, multicultural society she wants is an all-consuming task that can never be completed? As she says, she promotes and celebrates diversity full-time, at home and on the job, “[b]ut at the end of the day, I still question how I could ever do enough.”
She obviously can’t. None of us can. Look at how much evidence it takes for her to say “[i]n the wake of the terrorist bombings, anyone who looks foreign is a potential target”: in a country of 285,000,000 people over a 3-month period there was 1 more report of racial violence daily than usual.
Wouldn’t it be more sensible to drop the project so everyone could get a life?