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Old 10-15-2019, 02:51 AM
 
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I hope to transfer to UW-Madison for the fall semester of 2020.
I have never been to Wisconsin in my life, so I am sort of worried about racism there.

Do people in Wisconsin abhor Asians? If so, by and large, do they actually exhibit their uncomfortable feelings towards Asians in public places?

I want to be compatible with them
I love Americans.. including the racists...
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Old 10-15-2019, 03:01 AM
 
Location: Brackenwood
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Asians are a staple feature at most major American universities. You'll be fine.

Judging by your post history your race is the least of your issues.
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Old 10-15-2019, 06:14 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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eriChoi ssi, han guk salam imnikka? (forgive me for asking, but I have been a part of the Korean community for half my life, and I recognize Choi as one of the more well known Korean names). Madison has a relatively established Korean student population that has grown over the last 2 decades.... Discrimination, towards any group, can exist anywhere. As a Wisconsinite, I can not recall in my experiences hearing of much acts of prejudice towards east Asian groups in the last 20 years. (But remember, those are just MY experiences. I am only ONE Wisconsinite).... I'm intrigued at Bitey's comment: do you have OTHER things to be concerned about? Apparently past posts have come to mind, in Bitey's readings... Please feel free to expand on this notion, if you'd like. To ALL, I wish: An nyong hi kye se you (Korean for, literally: Stay in peace)- Master Jay in Milwaukee
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Old 10-16-2019, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Mequon, WI
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There are Asians everywhere in Wisconsin, you won't have a problem. I see plenty of them when I go fishing or hunting and we never had an issue with any of them and a few of my Asian never expressed any incidents to me. There are a lot of people from Laos and a lot of Hmong's and the best Nepalese restaurant in the city is in Mequon/Thiensville.
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Old 10-16-2019, 11:54 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley, CA
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I wouldn't worry about that at all. One of my uncles came from Taiwan to study at Wisconsin for graduate school in the early 1970s, and he had no problems back then, enjoyed his life there. Madison is pretty used to hosting a lot of international students. You'll like it there.

On Wisconsin!
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Old 10-17-2019, 07:53 PM
 
Location: WI/MN resident
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I wouldn't ask non-POC about how prevalent racism is in WI. They're going to say "No" regardless.

With that being said, WI is no more or less racist than any other state in America. It is a national problem. In general, I'm sure you're aware that Asians do face slightly better treatment African Americans due to their reputation of being the "model minority" (a term coined by U.S. sociologists). You should be fine anywhere, to be honest, especially if you're middle-class and college-educated.
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Old 10-17-2019, 08:06 PM
 
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Madison is a very liberal town. You won’t have any problems. I spent half my life in Wisconsin.
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Old 10-17-2019, 08:08 PM
 
Location: Mequon, WI
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I wouldn't ask non-POC about how prevalent racism is in WI. They're going to say "No" regardless.

With that being said, WI is no more or less racist than any other state in America. It is a national problem. In general, I'm sure you're aware that Asians do face slightly better treatment African Americans due to their reputation of being the "model minority" (a term coined by U.S. sociologists). You should be fine anywhere, to be honest.
Most people don't notice race, don't care, don't talk about it, why would we? we're too busy living our lives to worry about skin color or hair color or eye color or tattoos or spacers or anything else. I worry much more about gas prices and whether the Bucks will make the Finals than something as trivial as race.

But for some people that's all they see, they are always talking about it, they are always noticing it when they walk into a store or a bar, for them they won't admit it but their opinion of someone begins with what race they are, as they start with their preconceived notions based solely on color.

BTW isn't it saying something that ALL non-poc's all say... "hey come on in there is no problem here, no racism here you'll be fine". Seems pretty welcoming to me, if we didn't want people of color here would we be so open and welcoming? Honestly 99% of the population doesn't care about race or ethnicity or religion, we have bigger problems of our own to deal on a daily basis to add another thing to worry about. Come one, come all
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Old 10-18-2019, 06:21 AM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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I hope to transfer to UW-Madison for the fall semester of 2020.
I have never been to Wisconsin in my life, so I am sort of worried about racism there.

Do people in Wisconsin abhor Asians? If so, by and large, do they actually exhibit their uncomfortable feelings towards Asians in public places?

I want to be compatible with them
I love Americans.. including the racists...

Geez... you need to travel more.
Why don't you visit the University and see it for yourself?

I think you're a bit too obsessed about race. Perhaps your behavior triggers some of the "uncomfortable" feelings in others?
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Old 10-18-2019, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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eriChoi,... it seems a couple people now have commented that there appears to be a "focus" on race. Is there something to it? If so, that may be something you might want to explore about what is causing it to be such a focus for you. Look forward to hearing from you. Master Jay in Milwaukee
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