Have you ever met someone or found yourself saying something like this?
There were many times when I was judged by someone right off the bat, and what would hurt was that this person assumed my characteristics/ behavior patterns were due to my being asians. How dare he/she. This led me to defend myself by saying I was actually white-washed and unlike the ‘asians’ this person had met before. I wanted to be viewed as loud, crazy, and unpredictable, and not this quiet, non-opinionated, submissive woman.
I thought it was clever, let people know how ‘white’ you are by demonstrating your hatred or discontent for other asians, especially my Korean culture. But long two year trip to South Korea made me think about this term in another way.