Pessimistic poster child for postracial promise

Carey Tan
Brooklyn, NY

Biracial (white and Asian). Partnered with a white man from rural West Virginia. We don’t experience much (if any) hostility. I’m told that this is increasingly normal in society, and this demographic development is supposed to fill us all with hope and pride. But I look around at all the entrenched inequalities in our country, and the entrenched apathy toward it all, and I feel increasingly despair and hopelessness.

 

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