Model minority myth

Cal in Color

The label of being the “model minority” — one that I rarely find any Asian American actually taking pride in — is more discriminatory than it is flattering.
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Photo of Oakland Chinatown

B-Sides: Oakland Chinatown

Niched between Jack London Square and Lake Merritt, Oakland Chinatown exists as a microcosm of Asian American culture, cuisine and tradition. The photographs for the following gallery were taken Feb. 20 in the late morning in conjunction with coverage of UC Berkeley’s response to the uptick in anti-Asian hate crimes
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Lucky to be here

Cal in Color

And while my mother comforted me, she would often whisper, “Don’t be sad. We are so lucky to have gotten to move to America.”
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Moving back to a foreign place

Impulsive Coward

I wanted to remember what my childhood was like, but I was terrified that every trace of it would be gone — scraped away, painted over and torn down.
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Finding my way home

Impulsive Coward

Each small risk at a time, though, I’ve learned that finding “home” is all about improvising and redefining my idea of it. 
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