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In Trump’s America, my book is relevant again. But why do I feel conflicted about it?

Finding My Voice book cover against a red and bright pink patterned background.
Finding My Voice book cover against a red and bright pink patterned background.


Moving beyond the assumption that all Asian Americans are immigrants

Closeup of an Asian woman’s face against a filtered American flag background.
Closeup of an Asian woman’s face against a filtered American flag background.
Photo illustration; Image source: Alao Yokogi/Daniel Kaesler /EyeEm/Getty Images


What’s At Stake

As the voting bloc grows, so does their ability to swing votes in their favor

Asian mother and daughter holding a VOTE sticker.
Asian mother and daughter holding a VOTE sticker.
Photo: JGI/Jamie Grill/Getty Images


Angela Chen’s ‘Ace’ is a new and fresh addition to literature

Angela Chen. Photo: Sylvie Rosokoff


We further the system of injustice against Black people through our actions, and in Thao’s case, our inaction.


It’s a starting point

A photo of an Asian woman reading a book at a library.
A photo of an Asian woman reading a book at a library.
Photo: Sam Bloomberg-Rissman/Getty Images


The coronavirus pandemic exposed the sham of the ‘model minority’ myth

A photo of the back of a young Asian woman walking through a local market street in Hong Kong.
A photo of the back of a young Asian woman walking through a local market street in Hong Kong.
Photo: d3sign/Getty Images


I thought my mother and I were different, but our lives could not have been more in sync

A black and white photo of a Vietnamese mom and daughter standing in a street.
A black and white photo of a Vietnamese mom and daughter standing in a street.
Photo: Hieu Tran Thanh/EyeEm/Getty Images


Delusions of Whiteness drove this author to reject the ‘model minority’ stereotype

Photo: Beowulf Sheehan


Flashback

She may have been Rory’s best friend, but she was more than that to Asian American audiences

A photo of Lane Kim from Gilmore Girls.
A photo of Lane Kim from Gilmore Girls.
Photo: Warner Bros. Television

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