asian experience /yellow identity
From: Asian Students of Chinese Students Club and Nisei Students Club
509-600 Eshleman Hall,
"If the Asian American is to live in a very complex American society and an even more complex world, and if he is to be able to assert his own humanity in these life spheres, he must know his own cultural history as an Asian American." 1968 An Asian American Student"
"the asian flu in america, blackheads all; gardeners, cooks, laundrymen and toshiro mifune; the golden race, america the beautiful, glittering ghettoes, second class citizens with visiting rights; chinatown, manilatown, little tokyo relocated concentrated, beautification, hallelujah christian colonies; submissive females, passive males, mellow yellows, that strong silent type; run run shaw, made in japan, p.r. 95 %; japanophiles, sinophiles, you likee chop suey, chop chop, me no savee; white paper, brown paper, yellow paper, black paper, red paper, if I were god I’d make everybody white; third world liberation front, all men are brothers, love is a many splendored thing, black eyed blondes; we all live in a yellow submarine, anti-queue law, call me yellow, no vietnamese ever called me a nigger, let’s call a spade a spade, a jap a jap; buddhaheads transcendental meditation, Jesus is a’comin so get yourself ready for a hard day’s night; reparations for the opium wars, christianity the whole world over, the asians get what they deserve, they breed like rabbits anyways; that fat jap, that skinny chink, chinatown my chinatown, my little houseboy, sayonnara suzie wong; Free University for Chinatown Kids, Unincorporated"