What It Means to Support Your Husband's Discrimination Lawsuit | Speaking of China

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  1. Jaime Lau
    Jaime Lau October 24, 2016 at 7:26 am | | Reply

    Idaho is a very “conservative” state, and has strong connection with white-nationalist movement. If the system there is rigged against minority man like John, I would not feel any surprise. Dismissing his right for degree attainment given his academic status was absolutely discrimination, and so blunt one. Racism still plays a role.

    Stay strong against all the hostility toward Asian men since Gold Rush. Most “white people” would never know in their lives how minorities suffer from institutional disparity until some of them become significant other of a person of color.

    Welcome to the hinterland of old-school White America. And all the best for the lawsuit for justice.

    Another full-Asian man in the states.

    1. David
      David October 26, 2016 at 1:10 am | | Reply

      Idaho…old fashioned racist trump country….I am sure many in the department are voting for Trump and oppose John’s marriage to Jocelyn…


  2. Boiling
    Boiling October 24, 2016 at 9:45 am | | Reply

    Phew! I did not know it was this tough. I wish you both all the best.

  3. Traveller at heart
    Traveller at heart October 24, 2016 at 2:42 pm | | Reply

    Jocelyn, you have your supporters, love and support around you. Stay strong and positive. You can do it.

    I will write to you at some point.

  4. Miriam
    Miriam October 24, 2016 at 4:04 pm | | Reply

    My heart goes out to you guys and justice must certainly prevail in the end. Some states may be racist, however there are national laws about this sort of discrimination.

    You’re both looking really strong and healthy though and it looks like you have a really strong support system…power to you both while fighting this injustice.

  5. Lao Zhang
    Lao Zhang October 24, 2016 at 9:12 pm | | Reply

    I don’t really understand the law system of your country since we in China often do not give a damn to any law. Here I see a good wife is all about, that guy, that is, your dear other half, is lucky enough to have such a good wife, what more can he ask for? Perhaps a child or two to extend the love and happiness.

    1. Miriam
      Miriam October 25, 2016 at 9:20 am | | Reply

      I agree with Lao Zhang – Jun has a wonderful wife!! Not sure I agree about kids though…a very personal choice and some people make the perfect family as a couple 🙂 🙂

  6. Autumn
    Autumn October 24, 2016 at 11:55 pm | | Reply

    Court cases are brutal (said the woman from a family of lawyers). They’ll wear you down, financially and emotionally.

  7. Fred
    Fred October 25, 2016 at 4:03 am | | Reply

    Hi J.E.,

    I am glad that you and Jun are fighting for your dreams. Don’t waver in face of troubled times. Stay strong and be brave.

  8. Maria
    Maria October 27, 2016 at 9:40 am | | Reply

    You are so strong Jocelyn, I truly admire your strength in standing-by Jun and helping him through this. I hope that I can be like you one day, you are an inspiration! We are all behind you; just know that you can always count on us when you need to be lifted!

  9. Mary
    Mary October 27, 2016 at 2:33 pm | | Reply

    Jocelyn, you’re so amazing!!! I’m so impressed by your resilience and courage… not just you, but also Jun, too. It takes a lot of strength and willpower to fight through a lawsuit, and I really believe you and Jun can make it. Hang in there… I really hope this pays off and justice wins! I’ll be in California rooting for you!

  10. Nicki Chen
    Nicki Chen October 28, 2016 at 12:34 pm | | Reply

    May justice triumph, and may it triumph quickly.

  11. Aorijia
    Aorijia November 2, 2016 at 12:54 am | | Reply

    Thank you for sharing this, Jocelyn. I can only imagine what you’re going through. Keep fighting, stay strong! May justice prevail!

  12. Julie Fay Newton
    Julie Fay Newton November 3, 2016 at 4:03 am | | Reply

    From a black female American.
    I’m not really surprised. This has happened. You need to keep this in the news in your state! And in the rest of America. Sorry that the so called education system still tries stuff like this.

  13. ManilaMemories
    ManilaMemories March 31, 2017 at 9:53 am | | Reply

    Boy, Jun is a lucky man to have such a devoted wife by his side through all this! That’s why I believe a husband should give his all in support of his marriage and he should have a similar mindset even during an exclusive dating relationship. To all you guys out there: Never, ever underestimate the strength and fortitude of the women who love you. Never, ever take them for granted.

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