I worked with this girl who would put her race in front of everything she experienced in life. She would talk about being "brown" every day. I don't know what it's like to be her, but I sure don't think it does any good to see life through such a racial lens. She always thinks that when people are rude to her, it's because of her race. People are rude to me all the time and I don't think it's because of my race. I felt like she was making a big deal about it, considering San Francisco is full of non-white people. It's not like you're in Kansas or Utah. It was also irritating to hear her say "it's okay to steal from White people because they owe me and my people" or "I don't mind stealing from men". There is no such thing as reverse racism or reverse sexism. Racism is racism and sexism is sexism.
She also told me that Asian is a "shade of brown" so I guess I am a brown person too. Interesting how in her perspective, the world is divided into white and brown. I find this "us against them" attitude quite frightening.