It's obviously supposed to be satire, but it is really, really poorly done.
What's great though is that it's brought out the real venom, on the same site:
If we’re going to talk about empowerment, let’s talk power play. I’m quite frankly dismayed by commenters suggesting that people offended by the article are “too self-conscious about… [their] own racial insecurities”. And by the way, I don’t care if it was supposed to be funny. We’re talking centuries of racism, colonialism and cultural imperialism. We’re talking 2 million Chinese addicted to opium, little-known famines that claimed up to 29 million Indian lives, the arbitrary division of the Korean nation in the name of Cold War politics. This is so much more than one silly girl’s Internet ravings. This is history, memory, and experience.
Yeah, or maybe it’s just because I’m so insecure.
There is little more amusing, and ultimately more confusing, than way-out progressives trying to outflank each other on the left.