The Untold Story Of America's Southern Chinese [Chinese Food: An All-American Cuisine, Pt. 2] | AJ+

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wavygr : It is so strange watching the Chinese ladies that sound like my aunts.

Kiing milli : Damn that Chinese lady sound very southern that's how you know where you grow up has a very big difference

Madame Tia : I thank the Chinese in the Delta. They helped my mothers family for sure. My mother would tell me how they would allow my grandmother to buy on credit so they could eat. In tears! Thank you!

[RoRy] : Its Ironic that I've heard Asians speaking with various European accents, Caribbean accents, hell even one with with a middle eastern accent and didn't flinch. Yet of all things I hear an Asian American with a strong southern accent and I'm like; "Yo, WTF!???" :))

Ebony W. : The interviewer is so damn beautiful 💕 and hearing the Chinese woman with a deep southern accent always shocks me 🤣

Mike Burton : That accent just shook my soul.

MoonInSky : They have such a different look and vibe from Chinese elsewhere in America. You never see or hear about multi-generation Chinese Americans in the very deep South. Love their clothing style, jewelry, and home decor. They're extremely Southern, though - there doesn't seem to be much Chinese in them other than the food they're cooking. They seem like well-off people in the Deep South, and very classy and elegant.

Valentine Bordes : You look very American to me. Don't pay attention to these ignorant remarks

JUUKEM : This is such a beautiful video

Meghan Haynes : That older woman has the same hairstyle and accent as my very southern grandma. If my grandma was Chinese they would be twins.

Himself Lee : Quit calling Americans of different ethnic backgrounds Chinese, Mexican, Irish, etc. They are Americans first.

David : No you're not foreigners, you're American. We're all foreigners

youtubeuser : Damn they are as country as catfish sandwiches

Daphne Xplores : Hearing Chinese people speaking with southern American accents is blowing my mind right now lol

Galen Tong : I did some research on Southern USA chinese from the 19th century. There were also many Chinese in Louisiana who were brought there to work the sugar cane fields after the Civil War. They were all men and many married African American women. Their descendants are still there so there are some Afr Ams with Chinese last names.  A grad student at a Southern University published a book about them in the 1980s.

x0xTHLover4Lifex0x : why the hell is it so hard to wrap your minds around the accent? An accent has NOTHING to do with what you look like. It develops when you learn to speak depending on where you are and how the people you're around speak when you learn to speak. So if you are Chinese born and raised in the south...guess what...you develop a southern accent. If you are white and born and raised in Jamaica...you develop a Jamaican accent. Its not that difficult.

Luke Pate : Great story !! God bless from Texas.

John Baugh : Dancing Southern Baptist Chinese folks with southern accents. I love these people lol :)

ayikahS H : There is no race that whites haven't mistreated. It's incredible how wicked they are.

Tooty Futts : I once met a Chinese woman with a thick Brooklynese accent, but this lady is trippin' me out even harder.

Havefunrr : My dad's a farmer in the midwest and I'm 100% Asian, not easy

Steam Knife : I'm Chinese living in Taiwan. In my perspective they're more American than Chinese... I mean come on... They're just racially Chinese! Other than that they're nothing like us!

Diraac Dropper : Loooool Chinese lady with southern accent is everything

ralph holiman : I grew up in the Mississippi Delta (Greenwood)and this really brings back memories. (And, I now have teenaged Korean children, be attending Mississippi State, who we adopted as newborns who are always having to explain their Mississippi Delta accents).

retroxlove : It's so interesting and unique to hear Chinese people with a southern accent :D

Marissa G FUNK : A souther Chinese accent hell yeaaah it’s my first time hearing it and it’s beautiful she’s beautiful 😍

words0217 : As as an American black woman I have gotten caught in the trap of black and whites in America. Thank You for the eye opener. I will definitely be doing a history on Asians in America and other races that were here already and those who came later.

Hugh Jafro : Can we get back to talking about the bacon-rice?

Gilbert Nicholas : If blacks would've opened those successful stores they would've gotten destroyed by racists not wanting then to prosper economically

James D : Asian Southern Baptists who can cook great food: These people are real Americans.

Katlego Malete : Wow my mind feels like blow... I didn't expect to hear a Chinese person with a southern eccent

ruzzell907 : Asian lady with the most Southern accent. So amazing.

Glitter Love : I was hypnotize by the Asian woman with a southern accent 🤗

ERL : Talk about the Black and Brown connection... I'm really suprised to find out that there were Chinese in such numbers around the Delta. Wow! And to think that they were a big help to the Balck farmers... a bit more suprised about the Southern Baptist Church. We MUST have more stories like this.

Acustic Sunri : Robert Zemeckis or whoever need to make a movie about this.... Don't really care about "Crazy Rich Asians"

The Purple Helicopter : I can't get over how this very Chinese looking Women has such a strong SOUTHERN U.S accents.

patrisio3 : They seem more southern than Chinese. The accents remind me of when I was moving from DC to Jacksonville, FL in a UHaul truck in 2005. I decided to stop near the border between the Carolinas. I found a nice looking motel and walked into the office. There were a few decorations from India in the office so I new the owners were Asian Indians. A 40-something year old Indian woman was working the office and she said to me "Howya dooin"? She looked at the UHaul truck outside and said "Is tha yo truuuk?" I'm a native southerner myself from Alabama, but her accent made my accent sound northern.

CardinalKaos : The Chinese have never gotten their fair share of credit for building this country. Our railroads would never have been built without them which means we sure as hell wouldnt be where we are today.

steven sosa : I'm a high school senior. This video alone gave me insight to my question about the time frame of segregation. Interesting how the society in those towns worked. I wish in history class students could get more insight of what other groups of people contributed or how they function in the society. Like seems many locations where blacks were no longer enslaved waves of Asians followed to work. This are things never really spoken about. Makes it appear U.S.A. history only involved white and black folk.

Zachary Alexander : I swear, it's so cute to see old Chinese ladies speaking like country gals.

sjkdec18 : It's so weird for me to see Asian people speaking that beautiful Southern twang... Great story!

Manuel Delgado : one thing about the chinese is even though they are discriminated against, keep their heads down and live and work through it.

Philip Robertson III : I have so much respect for the Asians because they work hard, don't rely on handouts or the government, assimilate rather quickly to their surrounds, and never play the race card or play victim in order to get their way like African Americans....I'm just keeping it real.

JZYL : wow chinese lady speaking with a southern accent. That's a first for me.

WeAreN1nja : Frieda Quon's southern drawl is the greatest thing I've ever heard. You know how you always see those Facebook posts asking who you want to narrate your life? I want Frieda Quon to narrate mine. No joke.

Harry Poter : after she said that "black people bought groceries on credit" I thought f those stores were not there what would have happened to the people who want to feed their children?

jrh0369 : Their southern accents are awesome. I'm Asian and was raised in Texas. When I joined the military people would ask "are you from Texas?" I would say yes why? It was because of my Texas drawl. Lol.

JoJoGunn1956 : Frieda Quon is a Southern Belle, no doubt about it.

Crayola Clouds : That southern twang is STRONG and I am living for it. She sounds like the kinda granny that would lead you inside, say you need some meat on your bones and then drown everything in gravy for you. This video made me very hungry and also made me disappointed that so many people would assume an Asian person is automatically fresh off the boat. Did people sleep through the Gold Rush section of their history class?