What’s outside isn’t always what’s inside

Laura X Wang.

It is easy and fast to judge by appearances, but often this is incorrect, misleading, or unfair. (This is a humanized version of “don’t judge a book by its cover.”) When I was young, people used to tease me that I was a “banana”: Asian (looking) on the outside, but white (culturally) on the inside. While this term was meant to be a funny or hurtful (depending on context), its use also conveys the lesson that appearances cannot be the sole basis for judgment of what or who a person’s identity is.


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