Kagomefog t1_je3w10y wrote

The Vietnamese people you saw running Chinese restaurants are probably Hoa (Chinese Vietnamese). They’re ethnic Chinese who immigrated to Vietnam or lived there for several generations before being expelled by the Viet Cong.


Kagomefog t1_jdic05c wrote

Cecilia Chiang introduced non-Cantonese Chinese food to the US. She was a rich lady from Shanghai, grew up in a 52-room mansion and had many servants. She looked down on the poor Cantonese people in San Francisco and thought their food was slop. Basically major cultural and class differences.


Kagomefog t1_isxp7zo wrote

I read that after 9/11, after Sikhs were often the victims of hate crimes targeted at Muslims, they decided as a group to stand in solidarity with Muslims and not correct people if they were mistaken as them because that meant it was okay to attack Muslims but not Sikhs.