Saturday, August 09, 2003

Racial Attitudes in Liberal Hollywood

Tia Carrere, who is of mixed Filipino-Hawaiian ethnic origin, and Lou Diamond Philips, who has Filipino parents, had this to say about their childhoods in normal America and their arrival in the capital of liberalism, Hollywood.

Both actors said their mixed-race heritage wasn"t an issue in their early years. Carrere grew up in a neighborhood full of Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese and Filipinos. Phillips was a navy child surrounded by other mixed-race kids, then lived in Corpus Christi, Texas, an ethnically diverse city.

Going to Hollywood was another matter.

"It was a rude awakening," Carrere said. "On one hand, I had people saying - I had short hair at the time - ‘Buy a long-haired wig with bangs because you’re going to be relegated to playing teahouse girls or strictly Asian, fractured-speaking roles.’ On the other hand, I had people saying, ‘People really don’t know what it is to be Filipino, so say you’re Hawaiian.’

The pressure upon non-white Americans to conform to cherished Liberal stereotypes is called "staying on the plantation". Liberals expect nonwhites to unthinkingly vote Democrat and unhesitatingly ascribe all their material progress to the "progressive" agenda of the Left. Hollywood is the Liberal capital of the world, where its world view is distilled to an essence, packaged and broadcast the world over. In Hollywood, Nixon is depicted as a psychopath and The People Versus Larry Flynt describes a noble attempt by a heroic pornographer to fight the restrictions of the Christian Right. In Hollywood Asians play teahouse girls and speak with fractured accents.

'How you like your Cuppa Noodles, honorable san?'

'What Democrat candidate you want me vote now?'

Don't forget to add the 'bwana'.