American born Chinese, just bamboo husk.

Diana Lew
Boston, MA

Chinese people use two terms to identify a Chinese person born in a Chinese country (China, Hong Kong, etc.) and a Chinese person born outside of a Chinese country, like myself (NYC). Born in China = bamboo core (“real Chinese”). Born in the U.S.A. = bamboo husk (i.e., Chinese on the outside, but inside?) Racism within a race…I am not bamboo, inside or out, I am me!

 

American born Chinese, just bamboo husk.

Diana Lew
Boston, MA

Chinese people use two terms to identify a Chinese person born in a Chinese country (China, Hong Kong, etc.) and a Chinese person born outside of a Chinese country, like myself (NYC). Born in China = bamboo core (“real Chinese”). Born in the U.S.A. = bamboo husk (i.e., Chinese on the outside, but inside?) Racism within a race…I am not bamboo, inside or out, I am me!

American born Chinese, just bamboo husk.

Diana Lew
Boston, MA

Chinese people use two terms to identify a Chinese person born in a Chinese country (China, Hong Kong, etc.) and a Chinese person born outside of a Chinese country, like myself (NYC). Born in China = bamboo core (“real Chinese”). Born in the U.S.A. = bamboo husk (i.e., Chinese on the outside, but inside?) Racism within a race…I am not bamboo, inside or out, I am me!

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