...isnt the "blatant racism" there to point out how poc are treated in america and how poc respond in turn?
I literally live an hour from Oakland in a mostly Asian neighborhood, and everything the characters said and experienced was something that resonated with me and my friends. Every pale skinned Asian has to go through someone yelling ching chong or konichiwa at them, even if you are neither Chinese nor Japanese. All of us had faced similar pressure from parents, and when we talked back, we were told we were horrible, ungrateful children. We were taught that the freedom white parents gave their children in choosing a career was foolish and ill-advised. Have you just not experienced these things. making you believe it's fake?