I am an Asian American.
I always filled out the “Asian/Pacific Islander” bubble on standardized tests.
I was an all-star at math up to the fourth grade (a chart in third grade full of stars across the board said so).
I ate rice every day growing up.
My eyes are slanted enough that balloon string can blindfold me (literally).
If you call me Asian, it is correct. And if you want to be more exact, I am a Vietnamese American. Continue reading
Here we go again.
Are modern journalists losing their ability to walk on eggshells when the situation calls for it, especially with recent controversial events? What happened to getting the facts straight?
But in the person’s defense, it was technically an honest mistake. A lot of Asian countries do use the surnames first, and not many people realize that Korean names often have “parts” to them. Regardless, poor judgment is poor judgment no matter how you want to look at it.