Re: [sixties-l] Fwd: Blacks Against Asians

Date: 12/14/00

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    What's the talk tomorrow?  I remember that a couple of months ago you sent me 
    an enormous e-mail containing schedules of all sorts of stuff.  But it got 
    buried somewhere when I had to make this place look spiffy to put it on the 
    market.  I have now sold it and gone to contract -- perhaps just in the nick 
    of time given the economic slowdown.   
    I found that piece on black rascism very interesting.  Much truth in it, 
    particularly the reluctance of lefty types -- and blacks -- to acknowledge 
    that rascism (although everyone knows about black rascism toward Jews).  I'm 
    just suspicious of the AE source.   There is no attempt by the writer to 
    explain the reasons for the anti-Korean feelings among blacks.  I remember a 
    long piece somewhere, when that boycott in Brooklyn was going on, about the 
    Confucion tradition in Korean society which places family at the center of 
    its social organization.  Anyone who is not of your family doesn't at all in 
    your sense of civic responsibility or concern.  Certainly I've heard compl
    aints on my own pretty liberal west side about the Korean green grocers and 
    how hard nosed they are toward us customers; they make it clear that they 
    dont' give a damn about us or our neighborhood where just about everyone 
    treats them with civility and stealing is surely a rarity.  After the 
    Brooklyn business, as I'm sure you recall, there was an effort by the Korean 
    business associations to make its shopkeepers a little kinder and warmer and 
    more understanding to their customers in general, and in black areas 
    specifically.   My point being that the AE guy didn't address blacks' 
    Anyway, what's the talk tomorrow?  I'm up for something that will take me out 
    of this house where I've been cooped up with several deadlines for over a 
    week.  Pat

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