fear of asians

The above postcard, recently spotted at PostSecret, got a lot of people writing in. If you're not familiar with PostSecret, it's sort of an online art project where contributers anonymously submit secrets to the site. I don't know if this particular secret is in response to what happened at Virginia tech, but the subsequent email responses to the postcard (presumably from Asian folks) reveal a very different kind of fear:
-----Email Message-----
Sent: Sunday, April 22, 2007 3:33 PM
Subject: Asians Scare Me

Don't worry, after VT, we have more reasons to be scared than you do.
-----End Message-----

-----Email Message-----
Sent: Monday, April 23, 2007 8:02 AM
Subject: PostSecret

I grew up being in fear that I was asian. Now after VT I too am more scared then ever. It's good to see that someone else feels the same way I do . . . That email message made me feel better about the situation we are in now.
-----End Message-----
Fear not, my friends. And to the person who wrote that secret ...what the hell?

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