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I promise you, every member of the Asian American community cringes inside when they are asked that question. For the first time in my life, a conversation about racism against Asian Americans is taking shape at the national level. The StopAsianHate movement has come in response to a dramatic surge of violence and hate crimes targeting Asians, fueled by the racism and rhetoric of Donald Trump and his supporters in the Republican Party. And in this crisis, Asian Americans are coming forward to share stories of bigotry and stereotypes that have shaped their lives.
Where are you from? Where are you really from? The NW suburbs. Where are your parents from? They live in Orange County. This is the same progression of questions all of us who look Asian have dealt with for our entire lives. Why is it that within 60 seconds of meeting me for the first time, some feel that they must know my life story and family history? Why does it even matter? Have you had the same impulse to ask them those questions within 30 seconds of meeting them? Do you see how marginalizing and offensive this kind of interaction can be?
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