Speak of the Dead: Seeking the Stories of My Refugee Family
The first generation of refugees have the power of selective memory. Children like me learned early to tiptoe around our families and their traumas.
History is written by those who win.
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The story affirms our goodness by assuring us we did it on our own. The story tells us to not make waves.
We’d denounce the marches and torches and chants. When that moment passed, we’d continue to live with the ghosts of our country’s peculiar legacy.
“The Community Is Hurting”: Why We Need to Talk About Colorism and Bias in Asian American Communities
It feels jarring to deal with “model minority” stereotypes in non-Asian American spaces while facing negative stereotypes within some Asian ones.