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Old 05-01-2014, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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many Hispanic people in California do not consider an asian born in the USA as an American, even if you told them your born in the US they still say your not American, they say Asia is over there your asian, etc

I guess they only consider caucasions as real Americans? lots of immigrants think that way, some countries dont grant citizenship to persons born in their country, so your still what you are by race / ethnicity to them
Would you say they tend to be more racist than others?
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Old 05-01-2014, 06:03 PM
 
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Most overseas chinese, if they grew up in another country will not be able to speak, read and write chinese altogether. Maybe they can speak some but reading and writing is very rare. They rather speak the language of the host country. I believe this is true even in Southeast Asia.
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Old 05-01-2014, 06:09 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Most overseas chinese, if they grew up in another country will not be able to speak, read and write chinese altogether. Maybe they can speak some but reading and writing is very rare. They rather speak the language of the host country. I believe this is true even in Southeast Asia.
For the most part, although quite a few in Malaysia still often speak Chinese languages, although of course they also know Malay and usually English.
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Old 05-01-2014, 06:21 PM
 
Location: singapore
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Most overseas chinese, if they grew up in another country will not be able to speak, read and write chinese altogether. Maybe they can speak some but reading and writing is very rare. They rather speak the language of the host country. I believe this is true even in Southeast Asia.
nah.. Chinese Singaporeans like myself are still literate in chinese.
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Old 05-01-2014, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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nah.. Chinese Singaporeans like myself are still literate in chinese.
Not all are fluent, many can barely speak Mandarin. And Mandarin isn't the mother tongue of most Chinese Singaporeans.
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Old 05-01-2014, 06:24 PM
 
Location: singapore
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Yes. My Chinese friend said I wasn't Chinese, although my parents used to remind us that we were Chinese. TBH as a kid I almost felt ashamed of being Asian, I guess kids don't wanna stand out. I mean I wasn't bullied much for it, but I was called names. I guess I related more to Singapore-Malaysia than China per se, like I prefer curry chicken, roti canai and things like that. But yeah, I think because of language and other reasons I can't claim myself as truly Chinese, even if I'm not longer ashamed of my Asian side, indeed I'm more interested in my ancestry, even if it has no real bearing on my culture. I'm basically a westerner or a 'banana' as some might say lol.
Start by celebrating CNY the way Chinese people do for a start ?
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Old 05-01-2014, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Start by celebrating CNY the way Chinese people do for a start ?
When I went back to S'pore to visit relatives, we did this tossing of some salad thing which I'd never even heard of before.
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Old 05-01-2014, 06:29 PM
 
Location: singapore
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Not all are fluent, many can barely speak Mandarin. And Mandarin isn't the mother tongue of most Chinese Singaporeans.
That is not true, in schools chinese singaporeans have to take mother tougue in schools, if they dont take Chinese what do they take ? Malay ?

Unless they go to International school, it is compulsary to take mother tougue in local schools.
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Old 05-01-2014, 06:38 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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That is not true, in schools chinese singaporeans have to take mother tougue in schools, if they dont take Chinese what do they take ? Malay ?

Unless they go to International school, it is compulsary to take mother tougue in local schools.
The government says it's their 'mother tongue', I mean their true mother tongue, what their ancestors or parents spoke/speak.
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Old 05-01-2014, 07:47 PM
 
Location: East coast
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many Hispanic people in California do not consider an asian born in the USA as an American, even if you told them your born in the US they still say your not American, they say Asia is over there your asian, etc

I guess they only consider caucasions as real Americans? lots of immigrants think that way, some countries dont grant citizenship to persons born in their country, so your still what you are by race / ethnicity to them
Well, if lots of immigrants think that way, then that means they haven't assimilated yet to the American, New World, way of thinking.
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