No one can be defined. Asian Americans, through all their struggles, are not asking to be viewed as comic book victims or heroes.
The following column consists of nothing but banalities and futile musings from a freshman who is three weeks away from completing his first year of college.But most of you have been here before, so allow me to opine.
The easiest thing to do when a campaign like KONY 2012 is brought to our attention is to pick apart everything that’s wrong with it. KONY isn’t perfect and its creator, Jason Russell certainly isn’t either — but neither is a world in which every day, children are kidnapped, sexually assaulted and forced to murder their parents.
I personally don’t know what dedicating a theme year to the Bible would have achieved, but what concerns me is the public’s outrage against the slightest semblance of religiosity in our government.
When I see mocking “kowtows” coming from the stands whenever Lin scores or spectators in Asian face masks with slit eyes, it makes me realize that Lin’s break into the world of NBA is but a small step towards dismantling stereotypes about Asian people.