Hi Erica,

Did I misread your comment then? I thought you were talking about my comments on Khadejah's story because there were only 3 comments posted earlier than the one you commented on, 2 of which were mine. I assumed you thought I was deflecting from Khadejah's valid points because I brought up how Asian Americans have been used as a wedge, how Asian American history has been shaped by racist immigration policies, etc.

I wasn't trying to excuse racist behavior when I commented on her story. I was trying to highlight factors that have influenced why some Asian immigrants so readily accepted anti-Black racism.

Anyhow, thanks for coming by to read my story and your kind compliment. I tried to be clear and thorough about where I'm coming from and what I've seen. I am embarrassed by the many Asian Americans (it's not just the Asian immigrants) who are racist. It may not change minds, but I do think they need a lot more education and awareness to understand the depth of how they've been manipulated to be racist to distract them from bigger issues like power imbalance.

9X Top Writer. Proud grad of CA public schools. Committed to justice & leadership development. Wife & mom of 2 girls & 2 big dogs. Love to eat almost everything

9X Top Writer. Proud grad of CA public schools. Committed to justice & leadership development. Wife & mom of 2 girls & 2 big dogs. Love to eat almost everything