I found this note on my car, after taking my children to the Asian part of town to eat.
We love Vietnamese food because of our family heritage. It turns out this is part of a Biblical verse…
And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the LORD, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.” Judges 24:15
So somebody took time out of their day to to remind patrons at an Asian shopping center, that they aren’t to serve the gods of their ancestors. There are a few racist assumptions here.
- Many Vietnamese Americans are Catholic.
- That people of Asian descent are dwelling on another person’s land. Many of us are citizens, or have a right to immigrate here by the law of the land.
- That Asian Americans aren’t native born, or it doesn’t matter if they are.
I could go on here, because there is much ignorance displayed by this note, but I have already proven the point.