Frequently Asked Questions
What are Sino Americans?
The term "Sino American" refers to American citizens of Chinese descent. It is equivalent to the term "Chinese-American" and we have no objection to the usage of the latter. However, we believe that such terms as "ABC" or "American Chinese" or "Westernized Chinese" are discourteous, as they carry Perpetual Foreigner connotations. We use the phrase "first generation" to refer to Sino Americans who were born and raised in a foreign country and who subsequently immigrated to the United States. We use the term "second generation" to mean the children of the "first generation," and so forth.
What culture do Sino Americans follow?
Sino Americans of the second generation and later are, almost without exception, American in terms of culture. This is to be expected, as a person's culture is mainly determined by his (or her) education. However, what many people fail to understand is that even first-generation Sino Americans are deeply molded by American culture, and retain little connection to their ethnic homeland. In particular, many behaviors commonly associated with the first generation, such as their strict disciplining of children, are in reality derived not from China, but from the Evangelical churches.
What are some of the issues faced by Sino Americans?
There has been pervasive child-abuse within the Sino American community, especially between 1985 and 2010. As a result, extending to this day, there is a high percentage of broken families. There is widespread resentment and suspicion toward Sino American males by their female counterparts. Lastly, there are also some evident limitations upon the life of Sino Americans resulting from Racism. We do not pretend that Sino Americans are the only oppressed group. American society has oppressed every group at some point, including German descendants (during the World Wars), Catholics (before the 1970s), and male, non-gay WASPs (in the last decade or two). However, there is a strong case to be made that males of East Asian descent are currently facing the severest persecution. It might also be added that, in the author's opinion, growing up under American culture is somewhat of a disprivilege to begin with. American culture isn't healthy for children, and those who are allowed to grow up in another country before coming to America to further their careers generally out-perform born-and-bred Americans.
Does Racism really exist in America?
American society has taken great strides since the 1960s toward the reduction of racial prejudice and racial discrimination, resulting in, among other things, the near-complete abolition of Racism of the institutional variety, and this is something which we ought to regard with respect. It is important to note that, prior to these legal and cultural reforms, the victims of Racism were not restricted to non-European descendants. Certain groups of European origin, such as Irish Americans and Italian Americans, were also persecuted. In the modern day, we find that a significant amount of prejudice continues to exist against certain groups in the form of highly unflattering stereotypes and elevated suspicions. Moreover, Americans of East Asian descent have had difficulty shedding their reputation as Perpetual Foreigners (except possibly in the State of Hawaii).
What is Race Realism?
This website uses the term "Race Realism" to mean "the belief that race determines both physical and mental traits." The opposite term would be "Race Irrealism," referring to the belief that race only determines physical traits, not mental.
Do most Americans believe in Race Realism?
Yes. Race Realism is pervasive in America, in our experience moreso than in Europe. The doctrine is ardently embraced by both the Right and the Left. To be clear, the Left rejects Race Realism with respect to IQ and crime. However, they embrace Race Realism in other areas. Here are some examples: 1) they sometimes accuse the European race of being inherently mean and oppressive, 2) they believe that children, even adopted orphans, should not be raised under a different culture than their genetic parents, 3) they compulsorily assign, to born-and-bred Americans of non-European racial origin, the designation of being "of mixed culture," to the protests of the latter, 4) they believe that young children need to be informed of their racial identity as soon as possible, instead of being allowed to grow up in a state of race-blindness, 5) they believe that whenever a group of people of the same race get together and elect a council, that council has authority to speak for the race as a whole.
Does SAR believe in Race Realism?
The official position of SAR is Race Irrealism. We believe that people are products of their education, citizenship, and religion. We do not exclude professing Race Realists from membership in our society, but we hope that with the passage of time, they might become convinced of the contrary.
How does SAR differ from AznID and ESR?
AznID and ESR embrace American culture and assume that America is the best country in the world to reside in. On this basis, they proceed to agitate for greater control over American society (and its wealth) by those of "Asian" race. The members of AznID and ESR display poor knowledge of the current conditions of East Asian countries, consider themselves as being connected to their heritage (while not being fluent in the language of their ethnic homeland) by virtue of cooking dumplings and drinking bubble-tea, and not infrequently make remarks implying that Asian Americans are superior to mere "Asians." The position of SAR, in contrast, places emphasis on: 1) the decadent nature of modern American culture, 2) the importance of formal education and legal citizenship over racial status, 3) the futility (and incivility) of establishing race-based enclaves on American soil.
How does SAR differ from the Committee of 100?
There are not a few differences. The Committee of 100 is inherently pro-American, whereas SAR disputes the virtues of modern American culture. The Committee of 100 is political in character, while SAR is a cultural organization. The Committee of 100 is largely made up of immigrants and extols immigration, while SAR strongly advises against immigration as being a moral hazard and a hotbed of child-abuse.
Is SAR opposed to Christianity?
Nope. However, we are averse to the historic activities as well as the ongoing influence of a specific branch of Christianity which is known to most of the public as Evangelical Protestantism.
Does that mean SAR is pro-Catholic?
Not necessarily. Protestantism is divided into roughly two branches, known as Mainline Protestantism and Evangelical Protestantism. Nowadays, people rarely hear about the Mainline congregations (such as the Episcopalians, or the Lutherans) because they have been in decline for nearly a century. Moreover, the Mainline congregations sometimes contain Evangelical subcongregations, which it might be better to avoid.