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一个ABC高中生对美记者歧视性采访的思考
(博讯北京时间2016年10月07日 转载)
    
    来源:地球两端的消息 作者:常少宏
    
    
    
    一个出生在美国的ABC,17岁高中生,看了Fox电视台政论节目《奥莱利实情》5分钟里种种对在美华人的嘲笑戏弄后,寻问了他的其他ABC高中与大学朋友的感受。虽然第二天要考他最不擅长的拉丁语测试,虽然他还有许多作业没有完成,虽然他第二天还要花三小时车程去参加冰球训练,他还是强烈地感觉不能沉默。他花了两个小时收集并且研究网上的资料,写下了自己的思考。原文转载于如下英文博客:
    
    https://hockey976.wordpress.com/2016/10/06/we-thoughts-on-watters-world-chinatown-edition/  
    
    一个ABC高中生对美记者歧视性采访的思考
    照片来自美国中文网
    
    在文章结尾他说:
    
    "For those that say these reactions to racist stereotypes are ‘out of proportion’ or ‘over the top,’ they don’t realize what it means to be isolated from one’s country. They don’t understand the pain of being branded as a “You” among “Us.” It is devastating.
    
    "This is especially so for those first-generation immigrants who sought America as a home. They left behind their families, friends, and native countries for a place advertised as the epitome of equality and education. Today, these are goals we are still striving towards together.
    
    "So as we seek the hearts and minds of not just Asian Americans, but the span of Americans as a whole, we seek the comfort that we are all apart of the United States, that there is no ‘you’ and ‘us,’ but We."
    
    我试着翻译成中文:
    
    "对于那些说这些反应种族主义成见是“小题大做的”或“过分敏感的”,他们没有意识到美国华人从自己的国家被孤立这意味着什么。他们不明白被人指为“我们”之中的“你”与我们不同的“你”的感受,这是毁灭性的被隔离。
    
    "这尤其是对那些来美国寻找家园的第一代移民的毁灭性的被隔离。他们离开他们的家人、朋友和祖国,寻找一个被憧憬为代表平等和有教养的集大成的地方。但是今天,这些目标仍然是我们要齐心努力所追求的。
    
    "因此,我们追求的不只是亚裔美国人的芳心,更是美国人跨度为一个整体的平等概念。我们寻求我们都是美国人的舒适感觉,没有“你”区别于“我们”,没有种族偏见的一个整体的”我们“。"
    
    一个ABC高中生对美记者歧视性采访的思考

    照片来自美国中文网
    
    这个"Watters'World"声称在纽约中国城采访华人关于希拉里、川普以及中美关系看法的节目,在整个节目过程中没有询问任何关于竞选的问题,而是带着许多偏见来嘲讽在美华人。比如问街边小贩卖的手表是不是偷来的?在采访一位华裔老人时,对方不懂英文无法回答问题,节目用某电影中一个女人的大吼作为画外音:”你说话呀!你倒是说呀!“ 试图以此达到搞笑目的;记者JesseWatters问一个中国人他会空手道吗?他知不知道空手道是日本文化?他问一个中年妇女说你们能帮我们美国搞定北朝鲜吗?他完全没有把被采访的在美的华裔作为美国人!他不认为他们是美国人,他根本没有把这些华人看作跟他一样的享有美国公民权益的美国人。
    
    Fox这个节目4月份时采访过在纽约Harlem聚居的非裔,他很认真地在问关于竞选的问题,比如你认为希拉里会当选吗?搞笑的部分是留给公众人物希拉里的:你认为一个女人能当总统吗?
    
    一个ABC高中生对美记者歧视性采访的思考

    照片来自美国中文网
    
    在美国的中国人无论在就业、上学还有其他许多方面都不是被公平对待的,我们自己的利益只有我们自己去争取。在许多没有中国人居住的美国地方,比如所谓的学区不是那么优秀的地区,那里的美国人所知道的什么是中国群体完全是从主流媒体听来看来的。主流媒体需要听到更有代表性的华裔美国人的声音。
    
    华裔第二代已经有更多的孩子有参政议政的热情,他们希望维护自己的权益。无论是民主党还是共和党上台,ABC,Google,Fox,梁彼得的替罪羊案件······也許还会有更多对在美华人的不当报道和不公平的对待。 政界也需要更多的华人热心参政,要靠自己。
    
    如果我们自己习以为常,不要指望别人可以为自己代言。
    
    原文全文如下:
    
     We: Thoughts on Watters World
    
      Chinatown Edition
    
      (By Jeffrey Gu, 17 yeard old, 11th Grade, born in America as ABC)
    
      Monday, October 3, 2016. Fox News’ “The O’Reilly Factor” included a segment called ‘Watters World Segments: Chinatown,’ where host Jesse Watters went to Chinatown, NY to poll for the presidential election. The show worked off of Repub. Candidate Donald J. Trump’s mentioning of China twelve times in the first presidential debate against former Secretary of State and Dem. Nominee for president, Hillary R. Clinton. As Bill O’Reilly put it while introducing the segment, Watters was sent to “find out what folks think about the 2016 election.”
    
      By all means, Fox News is a major news outlet that provides information for countless Americans about breaking social, economic, and racial issues across the globe. They are held responsible as the sole substantial ‘Republican’ news network in America and broadcasts to approximately 94,700,000 American households. Yet, despite this acclaim, they number zero in Peabody Awards
    
      [1]
    
      , Emmys, du-Pont Columbia awards
    
      [2]
    
      , and Robert F. Kennedy Journalism
    
      [3]
    
      Awards, all prestigious decorations among the broadcasting community.
    
      This fact may be attributed to a supreme bias among the judges. It could indicate a ‘liberal,’ and therefore detrimental, leaning for these awards. It is possible.
    
      In light of “The O’Reilly Factor’s” recent segment, however, it is also likely that awards that dictate the best in political inclusion, expanding horizons, and encouraging empathy do not condone the blatant racism that Fox News sometimes adheres to.
    
      In what Jesse Watters tweeted was “meant to be taken as tongue-in-cheek,” the Asian-American Journalist Association has called “rude, offensive···and damaging.”
    
      [4]
    
      The four-minute segment saw Watters mock Chinese-Americans with questions often completely unrelated to the presidential debate or Donald Trump.
    
      He asked Americans questions such as “Am I supposed to bow to say hello?” and mocked interviewees who didn’t understand due to a language barrier. The segment was interrupted with clips from martial arts films, although it should be noted that Long Duk Dong did not make an appearance, somehow. After an older woman did not answer Watters’ question due to limited English skills, instead of the excerpt being cut from the final draft, the network added a snippet of a woman shouting “Speak! Speak! Why don’t you speak?”
    
      The most harmful blow to Chinese Americans comes at the two-minute mark. Watters asks, “Is China, America’s enemy or friend?” The lady replies that China and America are, of course friends. The host’s rebuttal, “Can you guys take care of North Korea for us?” It’s important to be mindful that this impromptu interview is taking place in New York, in the United States. Watters speaks under the assumption that this woman is, for whatever reason, Not American; she is not a part of the ‘us’ Watters refers to. The woman’s response? A look of bewilderment followed by, “Wow···That is too much.” What is it about this woman that so detracts from her ‘Americanness’ that Watters groups her away from himself? Is it simply because she is of Asian descent? It seems so.
    
      For the Chinese-Americans rightfully outraged by such a segment, there comes an important question: ‘Why us?’
    
      Bill O’Reilly, the host of the show, even said following the clip, “···I know we’re going to get letters-inevitable.” So Fox knew that it was broadcasting something potentially offensive and decided to follow through anyways.
    
      Returning to the question at hand, ‘Why us?’ the rejoinder is simple. Fox News considered the possible backlash from Chinese-Americans and decided that cheap laughs were worth it anyway; they understood that Asian Americans are some of the least politically represented minorities in the United States and they took advantage. There wouldn’t be any ‘real’ consequences.
    
      Even Watters’ 110-character twitter ‘apology’ was a jab. “My man-on-the-street interviews are meant to be taken as tongue-in-cheek and I regret if anyone found offense.” He is disappointed if anyone found offense. For those that don’t know, this is called a non-apology. It fails to express any remorse and beyond that doesn’t not even admit any wrongdoing, instead pinning the situation on viewers.
    
      So the answer is simple. We are targeted because there is no consequence. We are alienated because we do not have enough political representation.
    
      And yet, when asked by others, we consider ourselves Americans. We are in the armed forces. We are novelists, and athletes, and neighbors. We pay our share of taxes. We attend the same schools that most other Americans attend and our goals of education are strong within the American Dream.
    
      For those that say these reactions to racist stereotypes are ‘out of proportion’ or ‘over the top,’ they don’t realize what it means to be isolated from one’s country. They don’t understand the pain of being branded as a “You” among “Us.” It is devastating.
    
      This is especially so for those first-generation immigrants who sought America as a home. They left behind their families, friends, and native countries for a place advertised as the epitome of equality and education. Today, these are goals we are still striving towards together.
    
      So as we seek the hearts and minds of not just Asian Americans, but the span of Americans as a whole, we seek the comfort that we are all apart of the United States, that there is no ‘you’ and ‘us,’ but We. _(网文转载) (博讯 boxun.com)

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