There’s always articles and essays and books about how badly African Americans and Hispanics are treated, even today. What about us, the Asian Americans? What about the Chinese Exclusion Acts? What about the assumption that all Asians are smart? What about all the Asian stereotypes that I’ve never encountered because I live in the Bay Area? But where are we in the textbooks? Where are we in the statistics? Nowhere. I want equality for the African American and Hispanic minorities. I want equality for Asian Americans too. Just because I look Asian doesn’t mean I don’t speak fluent English and don’t have trouble finding my identity. Do you see us? Do you really see us as people? Do you really see that we’re just as varied as other races? Look at us and tell us the truth. Do you?
Because it hurts when we’re only seen as smart, and not incredibly complex people like you. Because we’re people too.