Asian Woman Wants ‘White Friends’ To Pay For Something That’s Got People Shaking Their Heads

Asian Woman Wants ‘White Friends’ To Pay For Something That’s Got People Shaking Their Heads

I am not a heartless person, but this woman is just a whole hell of a lot of way too much. Sometimes, I wish we could punch people in the face for their ignorance:


Twenty-nine-year-old Rinna Rem has a chronic illness called Marfan syndrome, which affects the heart and connective tissues. As Rem sees it, the illness is worsened considerably by the racism she faces constantly.

On her Youcaring site, where she is attempting to raise the funds, she explains:

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“Dear white friends,

I grew up in and live in the PDX area. The stress of living as a Thai-Cambodian woman in such a white city replete with constant interpersonal and institutional racism has a big toll on my health and wellbeing.* I see an amazing therapist to cope with this sh*t, but I spend $100/month on therapy for bi-weekly appointments. Now it’s your turn to pay!”

So far, Rem has raised $1,210 of her $2,400 goal. Speaking to the Daily Dot, she said she raised the original goal from $600 to $2,400 after reading a barrage of hateful comments about her on a Reddit page:

“My initial fundraising goal was $600, but I raised it to $1,200 after the first spurt of hate mail and the Reddit page came out. That caused more emotional distress, which I knew I would spend a lot of time processing in therapy.”

Obviously, there’s money at stake here. But what do you think, is this an Epic Troll, or is she completely serious?

Sadly, being familiar with the culture of PDX, this lib troll is 100% real deal and legit feels like this is her right. And, just as a side note- Portland is a very ethnic town, and it is hardly a white epicenter. Also, lady, there’s this cool thing called moving that you should look into- for ‘your health and well-being’

Written by Katie McGuire. Send your hate mail to the author at [email protected], or feel free to mean tweet me at @GOPKatie, where I will be sure to do very little about it.


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