What they — and many other people — don’t understand is that comments berating one or more groups of people are all-encompassing.
Year after year of math classes, many of my Asian-American classmates would ace their math tests while I hoped for a B-minus or better.
The Asian-American vote is the lowest among the major racial and ethnic groups, which leaves many people asking why.
It wasn’t the first time I’d heard someone say they “looked Asian” when they looked like they were squinting in pictures.
This spring break, I was a tourist in New York City. It was my fourth or fifth time there, but only my first time with an uncomfortable experience.
No, my name doesn’t match my face, and it doesn’t mean you can make assumptions about my background.
I can’t describe the discomfort that goes through my body whenever men — mostly white men — tell me they exclusively date Asian women.
I’ve got an arsenal of airplane and airport mishap stories: Some are hilarious, others are unfortunate, and a select few leave you thinking, “Are you kidding me?”
However, 2015 has been a minor breakthrough year for Asian-Americans on screen.
It’s a kind of discomfort that no one will believe when you say you’ve experienced racism.
With Halloween just behind us, you probably heard the term “cultural appropriation” at least once.
If I’m not a person of color, and I’m not white, then what am I?