In terms of the Hispanics, maybe you should, a tremendous amount of them do not speak English and are in the country illegally, putting that aside....
In the US, you see a dude in his 20's who is clearly Asian...chances are hes American.
In Taiwan, you see a dude in his 20's who is clearly Caucasian, chances are.. (I'll let you try to fill in the blank here)
This is the difference between you and I. I don't assume I know someone else's situation, let alone their personal immigration status (or lack thereof), and honestly, I don't care because it's none of my business.
No, I think the difference is probably more of high horses and PC crap, since I actually do not do that either. HOWEVER, having lived in AZ, southern California and NV for years, you sometimes begin to wonder if the US actually won that war years ago...
I don't walk around Arizona carding Hispanics in broken Spanish threatening citizen's arrest.
Of course I do this, all the time, from my apt in Taichung
I look Hispanic and would not appreciate some idiot doing that to me.
My wife is Cuban, never carded (she isnt an FOB and speaks English fluently though....) nice play of your race card, here's a couple
for you as well in case you need
[/quote]Being asked "what are you doing in Taiwan" once every three hours feels like that. It feels like they are checking to see if I have a purpose here. According to you, that means that people here have the right to assume they know my situation here and treat me like a tourist every second of every day because, hey, I'm a foreigner so I must be a tourist because by percentage, there are more tourists. For all they know, I could have been born here. There are plenty of people around here that claimed ROC citizenship and they must be fed up with this. **...and cue SatTV to wave his shenfenzheng around and claim how he's a true local
Unlike the US....you do not stick out for looking Hispanic, here, by looking EITHER white or hispanic...you do. HUGE difference, people can either deal with it or keep crying like a bunch of babies.