Your mom didn’t mean to, like, point out that the guy in the story was a Chinese man. It just seemed kinda relevant! She wasn’t even saying anything bad about him, so what do you care!
Clearly today’s casual racists are working with a whole set of stereotypes that the rest of us don’t know about. I’ve tried to pick out a few of them, all positive, which seem perfectly innocuous if you don’t squint too hard to see the obvious underlying prejudices.
Based on a quote from Cole Stryker.