Arunlikhati lays into a Buddhadharma article that talks about the future of Buddhism but mentions only white Buddhists. A Monk Amok also piles on, while in the comments, Marcus laughs off the idea that white Buddhists are “oppressing” Asian Buddhists. There’s no doubt there is a disconnect between the Asian and non-Asian Buddhist communities in the West, but this seems less about Buddhism (or Buddhists) than about basic social divisions, and the article, or the teaser that is online at any rate, does not pretend to cover the entire scope of Buddhism in America but rather a specific thread.
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