White Canadian kid punched Korean Canadian for being “fucking Chinese”.

Black belt teen strikes back at bully, and rallies community against racism (Globe and Mail, April 30, 2009):

KESWICK, ONT. — The 15-year-old black belt thought he was doing his tormentor a favour when he elected to fight back with his weaker left hand.

He had heard his white classmate throw an angry racial slur in his direction after an argument during a gym class game of speedball, and now the student was shoving him backward, refusing to retract the smear.

The white student swung first, hitting the 15-year-old with a punch to the mouth.

The 15-year-old heard his father’s voice running through his head: Fight only as a last resort, only in self-defence, only if given no choice, and only with the left hand.

His swing was short and compact, a left-handed dart that hit the white student square on the nose.

The nose broke under his fist, igniting a sequence of events – from arrest to suspension to possible expulsion – that has left the Asian student and his family wondering whether they are welcome in this small, rural and mostly white community north of Toronto, one that has been touched by anti-Asian attacks in the past.

The 15-year-old, the only person charged in connection with the April 21 school fight, faces one count of assault causing bodily harm.

But a remarkable thing happened this week.

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(via Maysie)

Random commentary:

  • I like how the white student’s race was mentioned first.
  • I’m amused that Globe and Mail article actually printed the words “fucking” and “fuck”.
  • The “racial slur” that white student called him was “fucking Chinese”. The student is Korean. I don’t know if “racial slur” is the correct term. Nevertheless, it is racist, because “Chinese” and “fucking Chinese” (or “Chinese fuck”) is used in a derogatory sense, because it indicates that the person is not white, I suppose.
  • I assumed the Asian student’s good grades were mentioned to show that he is a good kid. I also assumed that his martial arts skills were emphasized because it was relevant to the story. Still, a RedFlagDeals.com forum member points out that the kid is an “Ideal Asian Stereotype”.
  • The students’ names have not been released to protect them. However, the school is almost all white and has only 10 Asian students. This is why if I lived in a small white town, I wouldn’t be able to blog anonymously about race.
  • They describe Keswick, Ontario as “north of Toronto”. While this is true, the description is not helpful, because it is very far from Toronto.
  • A later Globe and Mail article suggests that if 400 students didn’t walk out of class to protest racism, the York Region police would not have reopened the case, and they would not have probed whether a hate crime was committed. This is disturbing.

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23 Responses to “White Canadian kid punched Korean Canadian for being “fucking Chinese”.”

  1. Institutional racism and white privilege pervade Keswick, Ontario. « Restructure! Says:

    [...] White Canadian kid punched Korean Canadian for being “fucking Chinese”. [...]

  2. Racism victim, Asian, must appear in court. Racist aggressor, white, not charged. « Restructure! Says:

    [...] White Canadian kid punched Korean Canadian for being “fucking Chinese”. [...]

  3. Monkey Says:

    Fuck the Chinese!

  4. Police threatened to charge aboriginal beating victim if he pressed charges. « Restructure! Says:

    [...] White Canadian kid punched Korean Canadian for being “fucking Chinese”. [...]

  5. Norman Peters Says:

    “Personally, for my kid, I should move. But as a Canadian I cannot move.” ~ father of the 15-year old student

  6. Casabian Says:

    To Monkey:

    You say those words.

    But your girlfriend/wife lives by those words.

  7. Jeremy Says:

    I get the feeling the white student and the Korean student were both at fault in this situation. Koreans are notorious among Asians for causing trouble. For example, my friend was attacked by Korean students who claimed he was Japanese even though he’s Southeast Asian. He beat the crap out of them, and you don’t see him making a big deal out that incident.

  8. chris Says:

    It’s hilarious to see white kids sulking whenever they hear they got their a$$ kicked by an Asian kid. Asians are polite and peaceful by culture and almost never start any fights. White kids on the other hand are angry and frustrated and want to lash out at anyone. I believe those emotions come from lack of color in their skin. I heard albinos are psychologically and mentally ill most of the time.

    I’m glad the Korean-Canadian kid punched the crap out of the clown who caused the problem. These clowns need serious lessons in their early childhood life. When they grow up, they need to realize they can’t get things in life by harassing others. They need to work hard for it.

    I do feel sorry for the whites. They are the victims of ridicule and targets by other races. These whites want to believe its due to them being “better” than other race. They can be delusional at times. No one think whites are better than whites themselves. It’s good to be proud of one’s race but to actually think they’re better is both crazy and absurd. Whites need to learn how to get along with other races. They’re always in the middle of some controversy involving race. Blacks vs Whites in SE region. Hispanics vs Whites in SW region. Asians vs Whites in the West region. It clearly shows whites need to learn how to live in harmony with others and stop causing so much problems in America. They also need to stop trying to cause frictions between other races by deliberately lying. Period. They just need to learn how to be accepted by other races then they won’t feel so left out and angry all the time.

    If you don’t agree with what I wrote, then what you need to do is stop and think. Why is it that other races do get along with one another except for whites? It seems to me it’s the whites that are the core of any major problems involving racism and hatred. Go get some tan, maybe that would help :)

  9. Restructure! Says:

    It’s hilarious to see white kids sulking whenever they hear they got their a$$ kicked by an Asian kid. Asians are polite and peaceful by culture and almost never start any fights.

    So-called “positive” racial stereotyping is still racial stereotyping.

    White kids on the other hand are angry and frustrated and want to lash out at anyone. I believe those emotions come from lack of color in their skin.

    No, not really. This is a social phenomenon, not a biological one.

    I heard albinos are psychologically and mentally ill most of the time.

    I don’t believe you.

    Plus, you managed to say something bigoted towards people with two different medical conditions.

  10. Curtis Says:

    I dont understand why the white kid hated the asian kid because he was asian? If thats the case then the white kid needs to understand history. Thats it history. Countries have come through many of those problems. Like years ago white treated blake so badly that they spat and cursed at them. Today many of those people are ashamed of that. I think the white kid is racist and needs to learn not to be because he should be taught that all men and women are created equal. But if his personality is like tat you cant change it. Everyone has different personalities, White Black Asian, sometimes you cant change it. That is my thought on this.

  11. urbia Says:

    I think ‘Keswick’ should become a shorthand description of any future incident in a supposedly colour-blind Canada where the member of a visible minority group is glaringly treated differently from a member of the white majority group when the two do the exact same things, and not just in schoolyard fights.

    So it’d be like, ‘Hey, you just got Keswicked,’ kind of like how ‘Hey, you just got Harold and Humared’ was used.

    It could be applied to incidents of discrimination when running for office, seeking academic justice, or discrimination at work when one party is fired for something white males at that same workplace admitted to doing all the time and not being fired for.

  12. Socially Inept Predatory Creep Says:

    Apparently committing violence is totally justified when you’re a minority.

  13. Restructure! Says:

    Yes, self defense is allowed for even minorities.

  14. John Says:

    I think that the korean dude was right in every way to hit the white kid. I don’t care what other people say the korean guy didnt do anything to anybody, was just going about his normal business and this other kid just starts to bully him because he is asian. I think that is absurd. These people don’t understand what asians are capable of when they are ready to unleash. They have more efficient ways of defending themselves and better ways of how people should live. As we know this korean guy was very good in his academics and was never involved in any inappropriate activities before. In North America today people just envy the Asians for their better performance in so many things. As for the other guy he should have gotten expelled.

  15. Kyle Says:

    The day you give asians political power in the country they will take it over faster than you can say stop. Asians are very hospitable people and also very loyal for the most part.That white guy hit him because he was jealous of him.The korean guy was getting 90′s in french. It just goes to show you that when asians come here in North America they outperform everyone and contribute so much more.

  16. Kyle Says:

    O one more thing they don’t waste time bullying other innocent people. They stick to their goals and value systems.

  17. Anonymous Says:

    The responses on this article are hilarious if the Asian people don`t realize how there being racist then re-read your comments… Keswick is an extremely hick and redneck town, as for most of the northern Ontario towns beyond Newmarket… I wouldn`t judge the white people of Canada (even though its not even an ethnic group because I feel no attachment to white people, if someone called me a cracker or white trash i wouldn`t give a fuck) on the other hand every Asian kid i know (60% of my school) is ASIAN PRIDEEEEEE and stick together pretty much isolating themselves from the rest of society always insulting white kids… You say Asians are so hospitable but meanwhile the “white“ country has let you and your family in to come live and make money off our country when a majority of them don`t feel any attachment to the country. Most of the Asians in my grade find it a chore to stand for our national anthem which I find completely disgusting. If there was a war in Canada I know for a fact a great majority would not not enlist and fight for Canada. Theres no in hell way they would let me do that if i lived in China.

  18. Lxy Says:

    @ Anonymous

    What’s truly hilarious (and Orwellian) is your response.

    You spew thinly disguised nativist sentiment against Asians, all the while congratulating yourself about how tolerant and multicultural Canada is–a nation whose very existence is based upon the European colonization and exploitation of non-Whites since its spawning.

    To top it off, you predictably play the reverse racism card and attack Asians in Canada who have ethnic pride and haven’t been completely assimilated into the White majority.

    That’s the phony “multiculturalism” of the Great White North.

  19. Chris Says:

    “You say Asians are so hospitable but meanwhile the “white“ country has let you and your family in to come live and make money off our country when a majority of them don`t feel any attachment to the country.”

    Now you know how Native Americans must have felt when “natives” has let you and your family in to come live. Don’t let the school system brainwash you hicks with lies. Whites didn’t “colonize” America. Rejects from Europe emigrated to America for new and better life. Native Americans welcomed at first before realizing they were being conned. How can you put deadly virus on blankets and give to the Native Americans as “presents”? No wonder people don’t trust whites and think they’re shady, corrupt and liars.

  20. Stephen Says:

    Hey, if the Korean kid is reading this, good stuff man! I had my own little incident that ended up on the internet too actually. Sometimes violence is justifiable and the price for living non-violently like we are taught has the unintended consequence of making our race appear weak. It’s just a gray area you have to navigate, but I think you know that already as you seem to have done so appropriately.

    http://abovethelaw.com/2009/07/lawyer_of_the_day_kick_ass_kor.php

  21. Evans Says:

    First to say, the korean guy did well. Anyone who see this article thinks White got faults. If i were that asian guy, i would kill him truly.
    Anyway; sorry for hearing that some of guys said it’s okay to say something to minority. I think there’s no reason to support Racism. only reason “JUST you’re foreign” Let me talk about. Is that fault to born minority?
    Thought like that ways cause just only fight and bad feeling
    Go forward to be one of the citizen in Earth with destroying that fkin Racism

  22. Sky Captain Says:

    This story has a happy ending, after all:

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090506.wpunch0506/BNStory/National/home

  23. kpeninsula Says:

    There are some Pro-Chinks among Koreans. ( Majority of them 99.9 percent Overseas Chinese born and breed in Korea or Half Korean-Chinese mixed kids). Majority of them are really really retarded or culturally confused idiots!!!!


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