Why are Tommy along with the Asian and Asian American community hurt by The Mahjong Line’s appropriation? Well, to start off, let’s try to answer a series of questions. What empowered these three women to believe that because an American man brought the game from China, it can be identified as an American game? Why should the access point of this traditional Chinese game be through three white women from Dallas? Why did they make it so painfully apparent that there was no research done into the rich history of mahjong and the birthplace of the game? By neglecting to pay homage to the game’s roots, The Mahjong Line belittled the origins of a beloved Chinese game.