as a white dude i don't experience much trash in life but i'm proud to not be a conscious and hateful person towards people due to their ethnicity, gender, sexuality, whatever. like i have biases, sure. i try to actively work against them.
but i don't go on facebook and make slurs about chinese people
or just in general hate chinese people?
sinophobia is bizarre to me, and it's everywhere and accepted especially among like electronics people??
@jookia You see this come up in ham radio groups in the US. Someone will talk about inexpensive Chinese equipment as "Chi-comms" (a callback to Rush Limbaugh) or use "Chinese" and "cheap" as interchangeable. It's not only racist as shit, but their claims that it's ubiquitous is because consumers are too cheap to buy "better"...which is kinda also elitist. And ignores there are good uses for inexpensive products, too.
@roadriverrail well, ham radio is mostly just middle-aged dudes who can afford an expensive hobby isn't it?
@jookia Now now...the typical demographic is older than "middle-aged", and most of them ranted about "Japanese junk" years and years ago.
@roadriverrail *collar tug* uh-oh
it's a shame for me since i like the idea of radio but like ... it's really hard to get in to. even past the cultural barrier i have to be initiated by some HAM club to get a license to broadcast
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