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Whiteness as default

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I’m guessing that a two-minute video produced a student homecoming committee was not meant to appear in The New York Times in this way. And yet, in 2020, here we are again: Still discussing race as it exists in America, and grappling with the realities of our racial condition from one decade to the next. This isn’t a criticism of the University of Wisconsin or of its actions, simply because I believe that the there’s […]

All good stories begin in a bar


Today, I shocked an editor at work with my stories of drinking while under 21. I told her I had lived outside of the US. Then I realized how incredible that moment was — she met me, read my Asian American body and projected "Yeah, American."