Okay, I told you. I'm not Tibetan. I'm a hot Chinese chick okay? I speak, write perfect Chinese and know all about the community here. These months have stressed the hell out of me. It just brings out all the bigots around me. Yeah, the presidential election and Proposition 8.
Wanna know about how the ethnic minority's media in Southern California are like? Well, yeah, fuck it, you know who I'm talking about, the FOBs, Monterey Park, Alhambra, San Gabriel, all the way to Diamond Bar or whatever the China in the Far East on the 10 Fwy. Even if you don't have cable, you can still watch LA18.6 just from digital signal starting this year. Yes, that station with some mid-aged yellow trash woman under 1-inch-thick heavy makeup, 90s fashion and lots of dated accessories all over, interviewing some jackasses from whatever Protect Marriage or unknown graduate school, talking about gay marriage. It's a daily show called "LA Living". Yes, that's the channel, KSCI. You got it. It's like a fucking Chinese version of Fox TV, only even stupider. Write a message to complain here.
Or, look at that church woman who also hosts a daily show on the Chinese radio, one time, about "counseling gay people". Um, excuse me? How dare you bitch?! Every evening, you can mistake AM 1430 for FM 99.5. It's the same heterosexist Christian preaching shit on air. What time is it now? 7PM? Yeah, here we go.
I think Chinese people in L.A. are facing a big crisis: the mainstream Chinese media serving 5-6 million Chinese Californians here are monopolized by bigots. I sometimes read / listen to the news done by the local Chinese media. Oh my holy moly, that's just awful journalism. I don't know what we can do with it when each year, thousands of immigrants from Asia, who don't speak English well enough to understand other media, settle down in Southern California and thought what these bigots preached about was true. I'm from Asia but none of the people I knew from school would say offensive stuff like "counseling the gays." My home was more westernized, not as tainted. So I was stunned, surprised, bothered and I'm now very confused. I hate stereotypes and all but I still feel I have actually lost touch with "my people". But really, who are "my people"? You tell me if you know who "your people" are. Do you really know? Who are Chinese and who are whatever names you call yourself? I have to admit I feel very embarrassed to just think of the idea that I might be associated to a big ethnic group like these FOBs. Is anybody just as ashamed as I? I need a hug.