Why is it that Asian women have been particularly obnoxious lately?
I think the through-line you can draw between the two of them, and this is especially true with Miss Lam’s rant, relates to something that has been one of my recent themes in this space. The moving goalpost nature of the definition of diversity, and the fact that it constantly goes back and forth over Asians. Miss Lam is appropriating present day pop black slang and neologisms (*) because she’s trying to act like a de facto black woman, and the reason she’s doing that is because she’s trying to hook Asians onto the Black Lives Matter cause, and the reason she’s doing that is that she’s begging them and the left in general to keep Asians on the diverse side of the moving goalpost. It has to burn Silicon Valley Asians up that they’re not counted as diverse, and in fact, considered honorary white people, when the public and private diversity bean counters start kvetching about CSIT-STEM diversity or the lack thereof.
(*) – For example, “Becky” is black, esp. black woman, slang, for white women. Beyonce has a new song out called “Lemonade,” and one of the lyrics is “Becky with the good hair.” (Because BW are pretty obsessed with hair.) The song is supposedly an implicit slap to her husband, Jay-Z, rumored stepping out on her with some white woman. You also saw black Twitter drag this Becky thing out when they made fun of Abigail Fisher in the Fisher v Texas case with the hashtag #BeckyWithTheBadGrades. Also, “fuck boy” also comes out of modern black slang, though that is usually a matter of black men using it to refer to other black men, “fuck boy” generally means weakling or wuss or coward.