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Why Black Lives Matter to Me, An Asian American Woman


As an ‘oriental’ kid, who immigrated to the Detroit area and spent 10 years of formative youth in the 313, I came up in a black/white racial binary that rendered me invisible. Yeah, I meant to say ‘oriental.’ We weren’t ‘Asian’ yet. I was privileged to have an upper middle-class upbringing that valued education, but […]