By far one of the best things I’ve read in the past week. Jay Caspian Kang had a bit of a different childhood than what I experienced but an outstanding essay about the state of the current issues facing Asian Americans. It’s a good place and a weird place.
Posts tagged “America”
This is the fucking America I’m proud of.
“What did I think about the decision to construct a “mosque” this close to ground zero? I thought it was a no-brainer. Of course it should be built there. I sometimes wonder if those people fighting so passionately against Park51 can fathom the diversity of those who died at ground zero. Do we think no Muslims died in the towers? My husband, Eddie Torres, killed on his second day of work at Cantor Fitzgerald while I was pregnant with our first child, was a dark-skinned Latino, often mistaken for Pakistani, who came here illegally from Colombia. How did “9/11 victim” become sloppy shorthand for “white Christian”?”
“In South Korea, it’s considered taboo to criticize the chaebols, they hold very close to absolute power.”
— Kim Ky-won, professor of economics at Korea National Open University.
“America is a free speech society, whereas Korea is not.”