When I started dating my boyfriend, his mother was very upset and asked him “Why aren’t you dating a white girl?”
I love myself.
I was Valedictorian in my high school. I worked hard for my grades, but everyone said it was because I am Asian.
People always asked if the reason I succeeded academically was because I was Asian and so is one of my parents. I really thought it was because I was smart, but I’m not so sure…
Asians are the minority around here but is minority always a bad thing to think about? Even though I may feel like the 1% in about all of my classes, it gives me a chance to stand out and be proud of my heritage. I am the culture in these uncultured walls.
I work harder than all my friends, get better grades and hold myself to a higher standard. Why is it then, that I feel like I’m treated like a second class citizen?
I can’t help but blame education for my struggles…where are all the Asians in our books? When do we ever talk about Asians in the classrooms? Even as minorities in the discourse of minorities, we are invisible. I can’t help but think we are silenced in the most basic way, but forgetting about us, by ignoring us.
Sometimes white people ask me if I know Kung Fu and ace all my math tests. I say no, do you play golf and suck at dance?