A Complicated History of Han Chinese Anti-Blackness

My parents groomed me to be a model minority. It kept me from being an ally.

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When my high school classmate Regina Lee* was 17, she gave a presentation in U.S. history class on the topic of why affirmative action enables “reverse racism” that punishes Asians for being academically overachieving.