To my white friends, I’m an Asian American. To my family in China, I’m an American-born Chinese (ABC). These labels somehow make me different to them and will never allow me to fully be either one.
Being a typical Chinese who immigrated to the “land of the free” two years ago and unable to speak English fluently, ignorance and isolation are what I usually experience from others.
When encountering an Asian American student at school, non-Asian students likely develop common stereotypes concerning that person. They might assume that the Asian American student possesses an exceptional talent for math and science. They might also assume that the student has difficulty speaking English.
A couple of laughs is good enough for some people, but in current economic times with all the depressing and angering events going on, you might want to add a few more laughs.
While each of us continue to take steps on this little journey we call life, we forget the simple things around us during the course of our daily routines. People are so caught up in trying to achieve in school, work, and the future that they sacrifice their own free time.
What is procrastination? You can say that it’s just a bad habit, like biting your nails.
We are in school for all the wrong reasons.
When you were in middle school, where did you want to go to college? Did you consider the costs of attending one of the top schools in America?
As the U.S. economy continues to decline and Obama’s stimulus package continues to be given as bonuses to top CEOs, the Seattle Public Schools (SPS) is feeling the crunch.
During my stay at SYLP, we talked about diversity. However, with diversity, there is racism. I think the root of racism can be traced back to the Holocaust and American slavery.