Yes, interesting, but the question/comment which popped up in my mind came from a tangential connection to a different subject. A member of group X, let's say, was complaining that the general perception of group X was that they were environmental vandals, and she and her friends were very definitely *not*. I agreed with her on both points but had to say that the general perception was about 99% true since 99% of X *are* environmental vandals, as she acknowledges. But she hadn't taken the next step, which is to realise that separating the general public's perception of her and her friends from the perception of the 99% is going to be almost impossible.
It's a numbers game. If 95% of American Buddhists are "white" (whatever that means these days), that will quite reasonably be reflected in their perception of themselves, and each other, and the minorities amongst them. It should also be reflected in the general public's perceptions of American Buddhists.
If only 50% are "white", it ought to be vastly different.
So how justified is "Angry Asian Buddhist" in being offended and upset that his segment of the population doesn't get as much consideration/respect as he thinks it ought to?
That's a genuine question, BTW, since I don't know the numbers.