Chinese students don’t rock the party
Growing up, I didn’t really have any big issues with identity; I was just me. But as I entered college and moved away from home, it seemed like where you were from and what you looked like was more important than anything else. These two questions followed me around in every class I went to and every club I joined. Since I am Asian American and I grew up speaking English, after I spoke in class for the first time people would often say, “Oh my gosh, your English is so good, where are you from?” assuming I was an international student. At first I was insulted, but as I observed my surroundings, things became clearer.
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Chinese students don’t rock the party

Growing up, I didn’t really have any big issues with identity; I was just me. But as I entered college and moved away from home, it seemed like where you were from and what you looked like was more important than anything else. These two questions followed me around in every class I went to and every club I joined. Since I am Asian American and I grew up speaking English, after I spoke in class for the first time people would often say, “Oh my gosh, your English is so good, where are you from?” assuming I was an international student. At first I was insulted, but as I observed my surroundings, things became clearer.

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