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    Dear Maggdy
    If all Chinese were "the same" because they look the same on the outside,
    why would there be crime. Wouldn't they all agree to share property because they all think the same?
    They all just follow the rules like robots and everyone does what they are told? Really?

    Either they'd be at perfect peace,
    or they'd all kill each other fighting over greed
    because they all think they have the right to ownership.
    And if they all thought the same, they'd fight to the death.

    They wouldn't be able to organize communities of that size population
    unless they set up hierarchies of leaders and followers,
    teachers and students.

    No two individuals are the same.
    You should know this by every day example.

    Have you ever met any two people who were the same?
    What difference does it make if two people LOOK the same?

    Even identical twins whose DNA are the same,
    are not the same and have different preferences and personalities,
    perceptions and experiences.

    I think the adult brain starts grouping people collectively
    in order to ORGANIZE all that data memory in our minds.
    If we don't know people personally, we just categorize and class
    them in a folder with others we "associate" with them.
    So maybe your brain sees all Chinese and Asian people
    as one big data group, because you don't know any of them
    individually enough to distinguish any from the others?
     
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    Did you really post this fucking nonsense?
     
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    There are many different assumptions that imply racism. Sadly, even when arguing against racism, we use those same assumptions and imply racism.
     
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    Who me Unkotare?
    No, it must have been a different Asian person
    on here since we all look and think the same, right??
     
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    ??????
     
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    High context v. Low context cultures. It's not as if their behavior is innate...or is it? I wonder if their are studies showing the group behavioral patterns of twins separated at birth? One raised in the low context, individualistic west, the other in the high context group oriented east? That would be some pretty interesting stuff.
    Another angle has to be IQ and the Asian understanding of efficiency, planning and execution. Maybe the Asians 'get it' that homogeneity, culturally is the key to both staying power and progress? Not that they have not had their hiccups...but all things considered.
    This may also be tied to belief systems (Buddhism, Tao, Shinto, Confucius) and their effect on society.
    East Asian cultures tend to be much more contiguously older than many parts of the world. Chinese culture for example has been dominated primarily by a single group (Han) for millennia...from Qin to Qing., dynastically.
    Though the country is highly varied (ethnically), Chinese culture itself dates back >2K years. Despite the rise of Communism, Chinese culture and custom, at the core, remains intact.
    Think of the cultural variation in Europe in 2K years? Let alone the Americas...Africa.
    Asians are a very interesting bunch.
     
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    Junk food ^^^^^^
     

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