Lion of the Blogosphere

Was I racially profiled?

Once, in my parents’ neighborhood in Staten Island, I was walking down the sidewalk when a Chinese woman comes out of a crappy townhouse and starts accusing me of taking something from her lawn or something.

Instead of having a big chip on my shoulder about being racially profiled because I was white and she was Chinese, I instead tried to explain to her that I was just walking down the sidewalk and I didn’t see anything and I didn’t know what she was talking about. But she was not convinced, and I walked away because I had no idea what she was talking about.

It occurs to me that, if I had been black and the woman had been white, and I acted more hostile to her with a big chip on my shoulder about being racially profiled, and I took a video of the incident with my phone, it could have become a viral thing on Twitter with everyone hating on the woman.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

December 30, 2020 at 9:25 AM

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  1. Once when i used to live in Southern California i was waiting at the deli counter of a Ralph’s grocery store when an elderly Mexican woman approached me and called me a “white devil”. That was the only part that was in English. The rest was some vague ranting in Espanol about how my people had oppressed her people. I laughed in her face. I was most definitely racially profiled, and i thought it was funny.

    B.T.D.T.

    December 30, 2020 at 12:01 PM

    • Yesterday someone told me:

      your people are violent, thieving oppressors,
      and ours are peaceful and oppressed

      This guy was non-white. He was also employed by the U.S. Army as a drill sergeant.

      MoreSigmasThanYou

      December 30, 2020 at 7:50 PM

    • She was probably ranting “You gringos took half our country! The half with the good roads!”

      njguy73

      December 30, 2020 at 8:13 PM

  2. An Eastern Asiatic who just came out of nowhere in Guido Island besides a take out delivery scenario.

    You’re the blog master of proles, SWPLs, NAMs, IT Indians and those Eastern rote people and you walked away with stride.

    Ok, what, who's this again?

    December 30, 2020 at 12:43 PM

  3. Lion, you now understand this country.

    njguy73

    December 30, 2020 at 12:53 PM

  4. My wife gets blonde profiled all the time.

    True life story

    December 30, 2020 at 1:17 PM

    • Is she a buxom blonde??

      GondwanaMan

      December 30, 2020 at 7:08 PM

    • Blondes enjoy being blonde profiled as it is just an affirmation of their sexual market value. Women would rather be labeled as beautiful than smart. Despite all the efforts to diversity standards of beauty, blondes are still at the pinnacle because they are genetically rare. In our dystopian multicultural future they will become even more rare and more prized.

      B.T.D.T.

      December 31, 2020 at 8:37 AM

  5. Lion, can you post about Hilaria Baldwin?

    Tom

    December 30, 2020 at 2:44 PM

  6. I saw the video of the women involved in the cell phone incident and she did not appear to be white but was from some ethnic group. That would make the story very different.

    superdestroyer

    December 30, 2020 at 2:47 PM

    • Indeed Hispanics or Latinos are Whiter than Eastern Asiatics from a cultural, historical and a geographic perspective.

      And what does this tell you after the Amy Cooper incident in Central Park with the black bird watcher?

      American blacks are the only group who haven’t graduated from high school so to speak.

      Ok, what, who's this again?

      December 30, 2020 at 9:08 PM

      • Before the 1980 Census Hispanics were lumped in with whites. They actually still are to this day, except the white racial category is split between Hispanics and non-Hispanic whites. Interestingly Hispanics don’t like to be called “people of color” . That term offends most of them which surprised the Democrats who thought they would like it.

        Jay Fink

        December 31, 2020 at 6:21 AM

      • From the picture in the middle, I thought he might have been someone with a grandparent who was black. The sister with an attitude act reinforced the idea that she was not a non-Hispanic white.

        superdestroyer

        December 31, 2020 at 1:11 PM

      • She’s been identified: Miya Ponsetto. Sounds like an Italian last name, but seems racially ambiguous, so she might be mixed.

        Interestingly Hispanics don’t like to be called “people of color” . That term offends most of them which surprised the Democrats who thought they would like it

        That’s right, most don’t, unless they happen to be really dark mestizos or have African ancestry; this is something liberals don’t touch and try to sweep under the rug. Barring indigenous Central Americans & southern Mexicans, and blackish Dominicans, it seems a little bizarre to classify most Hispanics as a non-white group. Even stranger, is witnessing a person with a clearly Southern European phenotype being asked “Wait, so you’re not white??” once they reveal their surname.

        markus

        January 1, 2021 at 6:37 PM

      • Got in a big Twitter spat yesterday after asking since when were Spaniards nonwhite. He went about the maghreb and arabs and galicians but since when are THEY nonwhite? That’s using the four major genetic groups caucasian, negroid, asian and amerindian. Reich said the dna does break out that way.

        So the people going on about arab genetics pooh pooh the whole dna thing to make hilaria baldwin guilty of trying to pass as a PoC.

        Mrs Stitch

        January 1, 2021 at 8:00 PM

      • Markus,

        I have always detested the term “person of color.” The term is meant to confuse rather than clarify. When listening or reading it use, it is left to the listener/read to know enough background to decide who the term covers.

        A good example is when I heard people claim that mothers who are persons of color die in childright more often. Yet, it was left to the reader to know that the writer was discussing blacks and Native Americans and not discussing Latinos or Asians.

        superdestroyer

        January 2, 2021 at 11:54 AM

      • Hispanics is just a description for Spanish speaking (North and South) American people, it has nothing to do with skin colour or actual European Spanish people, they can come in all the range of colours and mixes but because most of the immigrants to the US are from the brownish type they are mostly associated with the brown colour. Everybody knows that and there is no need to be pedantic about it.

        Hashed

        January 2, 2021 at 6:48 PM

  7. Lion, have you run into any guys on the subway selling Chinese food?

    Tom

    December 30, 2020 at 3:13 PM

  8. At 13 y/o, my mom once dragged me to Saturday evening Catholic mass held in Spanish, so wouldn’t have to go to Sunday mass and we’d be able to go out on the boat the following day. After Spanish mass let out, two Puerto Rican teens jumped me outside the church.

    Some of my best friends are black

    December 30, 2020 at 7:02 PM

  9. You should have taken a few more weeks off. How could it have been profiling if there was no stereotype involved? Are Jews known for cadging lawn ornaments? Is anyone except blacks known for stealing from Asians?

    But here’s a rare example of actual profiling (prejudice). I once wrote a legal memo to a judge who had attended Stanford and Stanford law. Didn’t hear anything from him, so I asked if it was okay. He said, “Oh, it was perfect. I had no idea anyone from Cal could write like that.”

    Alonzo Portfolio

    December 30, 2020 at 11:06 PM

    • Hilarious…law school prejudice is real.

      GondwanaMan

      December 31, 2020 at 3:58 AM

    • Were you his or her clerk? And are you surprised that the average quality of writing might correlate with the reputation of the school or were you just surprised that the prof differentiated the two schools mentioned? As a procurer of legal services I find the quality of legal reasoning between graduates of upper tier schools easily distinguishable from their lower tier comrades. I even find notable distinctions between men and women when it comes to untangling issues with lots of moving parts.

      Curle

      January 1, 2021 at 5:51 PM

    • How could it have been profiling if there was no stereotype involved?

      Seems the Chinese lady was expressing some anti-White animus; riffing off the stereotype that other racial groups are inferior to hers.

      bomag

      January 4, 2021 at 4:52 AM

  10. In the late ‘70s profiling was a normal and expected part of life. Men weren’t supposed to follow women too closely on deserted or dark streets to avoid causing fear and whites being fans of funk was considered weird as were blacks who were into heavy metal.

    Hawaii in the ‘70s had a day called Kill Haole Day where whites were at risk of assault by Polynesians for showing up at school on a certain day. I learned first hand this tradition was no joke. What few blacks there were living in the islands usually were associated with the military and wisely made a point of staying on base out of fear of Polynesians. Obama’s memoir indirectly touches on this when describing a black party he attended on base. There’s a reason these parties were on base. Neither the Asians nor the Polynesians wanted them around and were not subtle letting them know. The Islander word for blacks was Papolo and it was generally considered a slur.

    Asians as a rule don’t think they are subject to the same woke standards that apply to whites. Korean immigrant restaurant owner near me is unafraid to tell whites that her restaurant is for Koreans. Clearly, she’s running a business that primarily caters to Koreans and wants to ensure they are comfortable at her establishment. I don’t blame her.

    Curle

    January 1, 2021 at 5:37 PM

    • The death of profiling is probably the best evidence we have that blacks are now royalty. The other half of liberals’ civilization-killing 1-2 was sentencing leniency, not just for blacks but mostly for them. Witness the career of the just departed Samuel Little.

      Alonzo Portfolio

      January 2, 2021 at 11:06 PM

    • No…No…

      I’m sorry, Ms. “Catering to Koreans” doesn’t have the right to live her conscience, unless she wants to do that back in Korea. She can get her business shut down like any white would for violating public accommodation laws.

      map

      January 3, 2021 at 3:04 AM

  11. OT:

    MEH 0910

    January 2, 2021 at 6:56 AM

    • MEH 0910

      January 3, 2021 at 7:57 AM

    • MEH 0910

      January 3, 2021 at 7:58 AM

    • MEH 0910

      January 3, 2021 at 1:40 PM


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