Sorry, but if you had taken some history classes you might be aware that racism is a thing in America. Here is a great example that I ran into reading something on William Lloyd Garrison, an abolishionist newspaper owner before, during and after the civil war. He was on a speaking tour with Frederick Douglas, the freed slave and British educated speaker, when, after he spoke, Douglas came on and was almost immediately booed and had rotten vegetables thrown at him on stage by the audiance. The people in the audience, who had cheered and given a standing ovation to Garrison just moments before, didn't want to hear or listen to a "filthy black" on the subject of their own emancipation. These were the people who wanted the blacks freed from slavery. The story is deep and continues all through American history, into my own life (as a son of the South). My mother who "didn't have a racist bone in her body," often talked about her many "colored friends" without ever failing to mention their color. She was so proud to have these connections to "the blacks."
Now I love my (dear, departed) mother but I must be realistic, she was someone who saw color always and forever. It was a primary marker of an individual and controled her relationship with that person. How she responded (patronizingly) to people of color was wrong, but not something she even recognized. She was, in this sense, a racist.
I argue that you, when you say "why is it that we never hear about the poor Chinese?" are trying to compare the history of black people held in slavery (and not the kind and generous Old World idea of slavery, but in a new and brutal form developed just for the New World) for hundreds of years against a people who came here as immigrants expecting to work hard and achieve success at the "golden mountain" (the Chinese name for San Francisco). Add to that the simple fact that Chinese and Indians arriving here today were born into higher estates in their home country which gave them a strong foundation education before arriving here to pursue advanced degrees and jobs. They are the top 1% of the top 1% in their home country.
Finally, I would argue that patriarchy works against everyone, male, female, black, white, Asian or Middle Eastern or European or American. We all lose when the best people for a job are sidelined because the vetting and choosing processes for employment or status in any social hierarchy are "gamed." When someone games them, no matter who they are, then everyone suffers. Unfortunately, people have become polarized by false arguments, straw men and logical fallacies promoted in the media and by people deliberately (or not) trying to warp reasonable discussion into something false and twisted. This story is just one of a daily barrage of these"cultural battles" that need to be addressed using reasonable discourse and thoughtful attention to reality and fact.
Perhaps, sadly, this is just the final "whimper" of our society disintegrating: if we don't promote reasonable discourse here in our own little forum that is peopled with educated, caring and intelligent people what can we expect from our children, politicians and others?