Happy One Year Anniversary Blasianton!

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Happy One Year Anniversary Blasianton!

One year ago, I started The Blasianton Community to bridge the informational gap between Blacks and Asians. Since than, it has grown as a community website and also as a group on Facebook. Both me and it's members have acquired significant knowledge, and have grown as a cross-cultural community.

As the saying goes, learning does not stop when you finish school; the learning process is just beginning!

I, as an American of Chinese decent, does not know much about black history in America; with the help of my wife, an American of African decent, my eyes was opened, and I saw and know things that the average American person does not or would not want to know nor believe about our American history.

Can you guess where this quote is from?
"That system is our enemy. But when you're inside, you look around, what do you see? Businessmen, teachers, lawyers, carpenters. The very minds of the people we are trying to save. But until we do, these people are still a part of that system and that makes them our enemy. You have to understand, most of these people are not ready to be unplugged. And many of them are so inured, so hopelessly dependent on the system, that they will fight to protect it."

Matrix red or blue pill

The Matrix: So which pill would you take if a character like Morpheus presented you with an option of the red pill or the blue pill?
*the red pill: chooses not to see the whole truth
*the blue pill: chooses to seek the truth

Sophia Steward

By the way, The Matrix's ideas was originated and is written by a Black woman!


During my grade-school years, slavery was barely covered in my history books. I recalled vaguely about black slaves picking cotton and Chinese slaves building our country's railroads. My daily encounters consists of Chinatown and the Puerto Ricans and blacks that also live there. I had a multi-colored rainbow of friends all through out grade-school, but always wondered why everyone sat in a segregated fashion when at lunch or to socialize.


Just like in the movie "Higher Learning", segregation did not stop after high school. In college you would have fraternities and sororities of all sorts, and some, if not most, depended on the color of your skin or where you are from. Fortunately for me, I went to a local college where fraternities and sororities weren't that prominent.


Towards my last years of college, my eyes were less focused on making the grade, and considered other possibilities. My hard work paid off ten thousand folds, as I was able to find someone that loves me for me and not because I looked a certain way. Unfortunately not all my family members shared my happiness...


The females in my family showed a slight to moderate dislike in my choice, the men can care less. My wife, then my girlfriend, had to jump through hoops to shed her stereotypical bad image of a "black person". I had to jump through similar hoops with her side of the family of a typical non-black man trying to date a "black girl", meaning if my motives were sincere.


After several botched attempts to defame us by the other side's family member, they finally stopped. It was nothing less than real love and persistent hard work of understanding one another's very different cultures that kept us together and happy.


Those are couple of many other reasons I started The Blasianton Community!


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