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Shouldn't "Chinatown" be a Racist Term?

Seymour Flops

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PBS just did a story on how "Chinatowns" are suffering from the pandemic more so than . . . I guess they would say "Mexicotowns," or "Englandtowns," or "Africatowns." Only racists obsess this much about race.

At least they avoided calling anyone they interviewed "Chinaman," or "Mama-San."
 

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Chinamen might be offended if any of them could speak Engrish
 

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PBS occasionally has some great programing. A vestige of the past, say pre 2012 (?). Like the BBC, all they do NOW is pander and genuflect to fleeting political bullshit.
 

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This is stupid.
 

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You know that wouldn't refer to a Chinese person, right?
Right. I believe the "Flops san" or "Unkotare san" convention is Japanese. But racists often say that to any Asian woman.
 

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