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Old 03-17-2015, 05:16 PM   #1
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Is a "Chinese Driver" decal offensive?

http://www.vancitybuzz.com/2015/03/p...cal-offensive/


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Old 03-17-2015, 05:20 PM   #2
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the pic in your avatar is more interesting than the article. doesn't help its from vancity.
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It's just as offensive as having business store fronts with just Chinese writing on it.
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Isn't this from 4 years ago? And why are white people finding it offensive..its just Chinese people putting it on for shit and giggles..

Oh wait, article is by vancity buzz..
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your avatar and my avatar is more offensive
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anyone remember the older decals that used to say "if you ch*nk, don't drive" or "don't ch*nk and drive". i used to see that when i was a kid growing up. i guess it takes less to get offended these days.
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Not offensive!

Chinese people bought that reputation one license at a time
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Old 03-17-2015, 07:19 PM   #10
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I find it useful. I know what cars to stay far away from
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The title of this thread should be changed to "Has Vancity Buzz ran out of articles to steal / re-post that it has come down to this?"
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Old 03-17-2015, 07:57 PM   #13
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^The reasons listed in that thread for the "decline of vancouver" are all incorrect.

The real reason for the decline of vancouver is this plague of a website called vancitybuzz.
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Old 03-17-2015, 07:58 PM   #14
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the pic in your avatar is more interesting than the article. doesn't help its from vancity.
saw this same artclie/clip on ctv news at 5pm

do i think its racist? no, more so living up a stereotype that was brought upon themselves. news anchor had said that for some, driving a car in canada is the first time they've ever driven a car.... so i guess it makes sense hahaha
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I thought it was a warning sign for other drivers...
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Lynda Steele had a segment about this on tonight's 6pm CTV news. I actually sent an email to her commenting on the reporting. I felt like the people whom she interviewed did not understand the premise of the C Driver sticker, therefore commenting on how it's racist, which isn't wrong of course, but I feel like it's a different interpretation from the "other side" (those who have the stickers on their car). Here's a little of what was in the email:

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The store that sells these stickers, "Super Garage" is one of the "home bases" for the luxury/exotic car clubs centered around wealthy young men and women of mainland Chinese descent. Out of the probably 20-30 or so cars I've seen driving around with these stickers within the last year, mainly in Richmond, I can say with confidence that nearly all of those cars driving around with "C Driver" stickers on the back, have a legitimate ICBC-issued N sticker on the back. Furthermore, the cars that are adorned with the "C Driver" stickers are typically cars that have a sticker price north of $100,000. In the video, the vehicle which was filmed with the "C Driver" sticker on the back was a 2015 Mercedes-Benz E63 S-AMG, priced at an MSRP of $110,600 CAD according to the Mercedes-Benz Canada website. Also, behind the rear window there was also a visible ICBC-issued N sticker, a testament to the real meaning of the "C Driver" sticker.

If one does a little bit more investigating, one will notice that the majority of all cars with "C Driver" stickers are indeed either super luxury or hyper exotic vehicles. I believe there is a slight misunderstanding of the actual meaning of the "C Driver" sticker. From my perspective, based on a different cultural understanding (one that understands the stigma associated with wealthy young mainland Chinese men and women), what the sticker really means is a form of elitism, a piece of identification to say that this vehicle is owned by a wealthy Chinese individual. There is a reason why one rarely ever sees this sticker on normal regular-car-touting Chinese peoples' cars. This sticker was created by Chinese people, for Chinese people, put up for sale in a Chinese mall that runs a car club catering to wealthy mainland Chinese young men and women, in a suburb of Vancouver where the majority of the residents are Chinese.

Clearly there is a market for these and if one looks deeper into this issue, one can see that the issue may not be with racism at all, rather, it may be an act of superiority and elitism.
Which is of course hilarious because putting a C Driver sticker on your car almost immediately equals everyone stays the fuck away from you because it implies that you don't know how to drive
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its no different to white people displaying confederate flags decals. it is a symbol of rebellion. and because they can.
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A “Chinese Driver” car sticker is popping up in Metro Vancouver again, causing a debate between whether it is offensive or a movement of unity among Chinese drivers.

We first reported finding one of these decals back in 2012, and the issue appeared again in 2013 when a Redditor posted a picture of a similar sign found on Davie Street. Today, CTV Vancouver reported another story of a “Chinese Driver” sign being found in Vancouver’s West Side.

According to their investigation, it is mostly Chinese people buying the sticker, yet more Caucasian people find it offensive. The sticker is apparently available at Super Garage in Aberdeen Mall, Richmond.

Do you think the “Chinese Driver” sticker is offensive? Weigh in down in the comments section and answer our poll.
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Thanks, I don't live in Vancouver. Can someone mail one to me, I'll pay
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It's only offensive to white people whom dislike Chinese people.

Or that seems to be the case. Many Chinese people I personallyknow are fine with the signs.
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Old 03-18-2015, 08:27 AM   #24
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It's only offensive to white people whom dislike Chinese people.
then they can get the decal i mentioned earlier. comes in t-shirts too, or at least used to.
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Which is of course hilarious because putting a C Driver sticker on your car almost immediately equals everyone stays the fuck away from you because it implies that you don't know how to drive
THIS!! I actually thought they were real when I first started seeing them around. I was about to send flowers and a thank you card to ICBC

Seriously though, it's kinda funny that they are making fun of themselves. Embracing the shitty Asian driver stigma.
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