Cover Photo: photo courtesy of the author
photo courtesy of the author

My Father Is More Than a Model Minority

What makes immigrant parents like mine worthy of love, respect, and admiration in our country?

It looks so ancient,Everyone looks so young.

Xena: Warrior Princess

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My father’s experiences with racism are mostly limited. Or they’re uneventful. When recalling how the chairman of surgery often confused him with the only other Asian resident at the University of Washington—a Japanese man named Tom—he laughs.

The Racial Imaginary

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Alexis Cheung is nonfiction writer. Her essays and reporting have appeared in The New York Times, T, New York, The Believer, Los Angeles Review of Books, among other publications. Originally from Hawaii, she currently lives in New York.