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Stuck In Racial Limbo

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Names have been changed. A few months ago, my friends and I were having a conversation about our experiences as people of color. From across the classroom, a friend of mine said, “It’s the ignorant people on the streets who annoy me the most. Like, just because I look Asian, I need to be stopped […]

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What the “Model Minority” Myth Gets Wrong: A Conversation

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Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, Asian Americans have been affected by surging rates of unemployment and increased aggression due to rising xenophobia. Asian youth are not immune to these developments, which they see affecting their friends, family, and neighborhoods. Two of our writers, Helen Chen and Richi Barua, have been trying to articulate their feelings on […]

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Anonymous

A Basic Recipe

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During previous summers, it felt like my mom was irked by my very presence at home. So at the beginning of quarantine, I was constantly arguing with my parents. After huge fights, once our anger dissipated, one of them might plop a bowl of chestnuts on my desk and throw in a line about their […]

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Anonymous

To Escape My Life, I Got Addicted

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Names have been changed. By the time I was 14 years old, I was taking care of my mentally ill mother, alcoholic father, and my younger sister. I worked as a busboy in a pizza place so there would be something for my family to eat. My mom’s hallucinations were scary; sometimes she destroyed stuff […]

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