Online comments give a good impression of questions that people have about race. I have been interacting with commenters on Disqus for a while now. I have learned a lot about how they think about race. There are some lingering questions in the West about race.
My views on race are often misunderstood, while few Westerners have carefully studied different views on race. At the same time, my Chinese perspective is often misunderstood due to unfamiliarity with Chinese traditional culture. What I want to do is to create more understanding and to clear up misunderstandings.
People have a tendency, while interacting with me, to zoom in on my person. It appears that while they recognise my views are different from their own, they feel the need to put me in some sort of psychological category in an attempt to discredit my views. I have observed that this is a strong tendency among liberals in the West to discredit people who hold views that are fundamentally different from those of liberals. What liberals say about persons who hold certain views can be safely ignored.
What I want to create is an environment where we can listen to ideas instead of making things so personal. I have been called a Japanese fascist, a Chinese supremacist, an anti-Semite, an Asian racist, a narcissist, a psychopath, and the list goes on and on. Hasty categorisation appears to be the main source of misunderstandings about my views.
I want to emphasise my ideas, because I am interested in acquiring more knowledge. For the same reason, I want to post screenshots of replies by a Disqus commenter to me below for the purpose of study. My main interest is to study radical ideas, because I want to challenge liberal myths, biases and stereotypes.
Debate is welcome in the comment section below.