I've been taking some continuing education courses for my profession and I've noticed the instructor often refused to answer my questions or bypassed me during class. I looked around and saw many Asian students sit very quietly and never even asked a question. I've also noticed the the instructor made every effort to get to know the white students and go and help them even when they werent asking questions or needing help.
I paid quite a bit of money for these courses and I just had to do whatever I could to get answers whether he liked me or not. My job depended on my knowing this material. I even asked him if he had anything against me just to let him know I didnt like his avoiding my questions.
I tried talking to some of the asian students in the class about my discomfort about the whole situation but either they did not care or avoided me. Some Asian student would just start holding conversation with the white students as if they did not see anything wrong.
This really brought back my college years, this sense of isolation and feeling different.
I was greatful enough one white student acknowledged the unfairness and tried to get the instructor to answer my questions, but needless to say I felt flustered and abandoned when I felt no support from my fellow Asians.
Do Asian people think they are white enough to condone such treatment?
If you are Asian, a minority or a feel discriminated against you should not pretend it doesnt exist. You need to speak out about it.
Are hearing this Asian people?!!