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Asian-American Studies

In 1991 I have an apartment in Greenwich Village with two Korean BFFs — Jennifer and Christine.  Jennifer is an Asian-American Studies and Japanese major.  She had me read so much literature on Asian Americans.  She taught me so much about being Asian American in this country.  She's a professor of Japanese now.  I use to tell her that because she's Korean she should study Korean.  But she said at the time NYU didn't offer Korean language as a major.

I'm a first-generation Asian Hapa.  My parents hail from the Philippines and are naturalized citizens.  However, my ancestry will tell you that my ancestors have been in America for many generations.  Ironically.

#stopasianhate #aapi #blm

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