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    Why is that that when British people refer to Asians we think about south Asians and when Americans refer to Asians they think about Orientals?

    If you think I am generalising or stereotyping look:

    Google:

    American Asian: http://images.google.co.uk/images?hl...-8&sa=N&tab=wi

    British Asian:
    http://images.google.co.uk/images?q=...N&hl=en&tab=wi

    Wikipedia:

    American Asian:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asian_American

    British Asian:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Asian

    The only reason I can think about is the population, is there any other reason?
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    East Asians have been more predominate in America for far longer than South Asians and vice versa in this country
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    (Original post by Neville 'Facking' Bartos)
    East Asians have been more predominate in America for far longer than South Asians and vice versa in this country
    yeah pretty much that, i dont see the point making a thread about it though its pretty obvious.
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    Lol, so much porn came up when I clicked the Google images link to American Asian.
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    Although whenever I think Asian I think oriental.


    I've probably been on American forums for too long. :sigh:
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    (Original post by Numberone-outkast)
    yeah pretty much that, i dont see the point making a thread about it though its pretty obvious.
    :ditto:
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    same in Canada as in the US. South Asians there tend to be called "brown people" - and some of them even call themselves that - you'd be shot for that here...
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    Because emigration to America from Asia is dominated by Asia Pacific - the Chinese workers who came over during the 19th Century, the Vietnamese refugees who arrived in the 60s and 70s, the Filipinos who have a colonial history with the US and thus see it as destination numero uno, and the Koreans and Japanese who enjoy American life.

    Asian emigration to the UK is dominated by Indians, Pakistanis and Bangladeshis because of the colonial history of those nations as part of the Empire.
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    Colonisation means the vast majority of the Asians here are from the Indian subcontinent. In the US, it's the opposite and there's far more Orientals. You can tell when someone spends too much time watching American media or has little/no experience with British Asians when they use the term Asian to mean Oriental people.
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    (Original post by Aphotic Cosmos)
    Because emigration to America from Asia is dominated by Asia Pacific - the Chinese workers who came over during the 19th Century, the Vietnamese refugees who arrived in the 60s and 70s, the Filipinos who have a colonial history with the US and thus see it as destination numero uno, and the Koreans and Japanese who enjoy American life.

    Asian emigration to the UK is dominated by Indians, Pakistanis and Bangladeshis because of the colonial history of those nations as part of the Empire.
    Basically this.

    However, I actually think of "Asian" as anyone from the continent of Asia, even though I'm what's considered to be 'British Asian' myself. =/

    Guess it's just one of those things.
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    (Original post by sandeep90)
    Lol, so much porn came up when I clicked the Google images link to American Asian.
    Safesearch off?

    I'ma tell your parents :p:
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    whenever i hear asian the first thing that comes to mind is chinese, japanese, korean etc or as you say orientals but some people see it as people from the middle east like india
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    (Original post by jonjon123)
    Why is that that when British people refer to Asians we think about south Asians and when Americans refer to Asians they think about Orientals?

    If you think I am generalising or stereotyping look:

    Google:

    American Asian: http://images.google.co.uk/images?hl...-8&sa=N&tab=wi

    British Asian:
    http://images.google.co.uk/images?q=...N&hl=en&tab=wi

    There sure are differences between American Asians and British Asians on Google images with the Safe Search function off :teeth:
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    (Original post by scorpion95)
    whenever i hear asian the first thing that comes to mind is chinese, japanese, korean etc or as you say orientals but some people see it as people from the middle east like india
    India isn't even in the middle east.
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    (Original post by sandeep90)
    Lol, so much porn came up when I clicked the Google images link to American Asian.
    Same!
    I got my image preferences on none :mmm:
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    When I hear Asians I think about Oriental Asians first.
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    In America, it's to do with slavery.
    In Britain, it's to do with colonialism.
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    I click on american asians link I get pretty much all nude asian chicks with a few sucking dicks.
    I click on british asian I only get 1 NUDE!

    People seem to forget that this is the internet and it's mainly porn, therefore it would be common sense to see way more japanese/chinese asians when you type in american asians because there is more porn demand and content for them. Also the American porn industry destroys the British one so it's not suprising to find only 1 nude in british asian.
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    (Original post by sandeep90)
    Lol, so much porn came up when I clicked the Google images link to American Asian.
    Words can't describe your sig. I salute you, sir
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    (Original post by sandeep90)
    Lol, so much porn came up when I clicked the Google images link to American Asian.
    Likewise I got a few responses.

    (Original post by Poo-Is-Brown)
    Words can't describe your sig. I salute you, sir
    I completely agree
 
 
 
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