Can you help me with math?

Samantha,
Seattle, WA.

I’m an Asian American woman who gets this all the time. Throughout high school, people assumed that because I was Asian, I should be smart. Most times I laughed it off, but that’s allowing the stereotype to live on. It’s interesting to look back and see how other Asians in my year lived up to that stereotype and looked down on me for doing ONLY academically average. The stereotypes need to stop.

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