“I’m just not attracted to Asian men,” she says. “But to each their own, right?” I freeze. This is hardly like preference towards ice cream flavors, I think. This is personal. However, upon second thought, even when it comes to ice cream flavors American polls consistently show preference towards vanilla. In her attempt to make me feel better, she adds, “But I think Asian … [Read more...] about Dating or Discriminating?
Keanu (left) with his family at his dad's retirement ceremony on the military base in Ansbach, Germany. As a campus, we are well acquainted with international students, but few of us are aware of another breed. This type of peculiar persons includes President Obama, Kobe Bryant, King Jong Un and Cady Heron from Mean Girls. These people may often think in Celsius and the … [Read more...] about Cultural Chameleons: Third Culture Kids
The annoyance started on my first day back from winter break. On my journey back to Malibu from Shanghai, I suffered an unexpected delay. After emailing my professors explaining that I might not show up for my first classes, I arrived just in time for my 8 a.m., exhausted. As we went around the room and made our introductions, I managed to clear my throat and say, “I’m … [Read more...] about A is for Asian, and S is for stereotype