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talking about racism in tennis...

i'm just wondering, why only blacks feel they are being discriminated against, while i think some other races like asian or latino sometimes being treated differently aswell! and in my opinion, even at times players are being discriminated just because they are not from the US or they can't speak English fluently, i don't know if i am correct, but this is just my opinion!

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What the hell are you talking about? You can count the number of blacks in tennis on one hand. There are many more Latino and Asians in tennis. In addition, whites don't see Latinos or Asians are threats; they do see blacks as such and always will for some stupid reason.
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well i think Asians get discriminated against all the time but something about their culture (this is a guess based on only a few conversations with friends) prevents them from being vocal about it. However, Micheal Chang was always more popular in China than the USA, I wonder why that is? They are more willing to live with it. That's their choice. However, its also AA's choice to not to put up with it for one second just because some don't want to hear it.
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Rhz, Asians and Latinos do not have the histroy that blacks have had in this country. It is a bitter pill to swallow, that why we sometimes have to spew it out.
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Err...What about the Japanese AMericans who
were thrown in camps during W W II? They had
everything taken away from them. That's
an ugly part of American history.

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ALot of Japanese Americans had to chose to change
the spelling of their last names from Ota to Ohta just
so people wouldn't hate them.. This was suppose to
make the Japanese sounding name less Japanese.

What about the discimination that Jewish people
went thru?

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Greenout, Ota and Ohta are two different names.

In kanji:

Ota: D“c
Ohta/Outa: ‘ć“c
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Err...What about the Japanese AMericans who
were thrown in camps during W W II? They had
everything taken away from them. That's
an ugly part of American history.
Apples and Oranges my friend. Japanese Americans were viewed as a threat to national security after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. The hatred for blacks on the tennis court comes from good old fashion AMERICAN RACISM. I have a lot more respect for European tennis fans because they clearly put the tennis first and foremost.

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There is NO COMPARISON between what Japanese Americans and Jewish Americans went thorough as opposed to what African-Americans went through in America. Please don't get me started!
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Well..

Danker,

One of my former office worker friends told
me his family changed the spelling of his last
name from Ota to Ohta. That's were I got
the story from. He said alot of people added
"h"s to make it not look so Japanese.
(he's from California)
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OK Greenout.

I'm sure their name must've been the same, but just altered the romanisation.

I've seen variations of other surnames like: Goto/Gotoh/Gotou, etc.
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It's not just apples and oranges.

I'm an American expat in Singapore. I visted
Indonesia, Japan, Thailand, Nepal . Been to Costa RIca,
Mexico and Ecuador. There are alot of
people being exploited, and abused in Asia and South
America, Central America. I don't see how you can
single out Black American history as different.

There's a sad fact here in Singapore, and that's
Burmese girls being used in brothels. Some of these
girls were tricked, some kidnapped, some even sold
by their own relatives. It's human tragedy. I know
that Blacks have been exploited in the USA; but it's
unfortunately something not unique. It's everywhere.
You can't say one act of human tragedy is worth more
sympathy than the other. It's all ugly. It's just something
in human nature. A dark negative part of the human
condition. Look at Nepal...there are small tribes
exploiting other smaller tribes.

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Err...What about the Japanese AMericans who
were thrown in camps during W W II? They had
everything taken away from them. That's
an ugly part of American history.
It was extremely ugly. Our government paid restitutions for survivors of those camps.

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this is getting out of discussion, please keep it tennis related! thanks

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Ok- RHZ!!

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