Shattered Immigrant Dreams of American Exceptionalism

How the Asian-American attacks undermine my parents’ sacrifices and our immigrant journey

A vigil in Washington D.C. last Wednesday night. Photo by Shuran Huang of the New York Times

From starvation and survival to a new opportunity of livelihood

America: the land of opportunity, without supportive infrastructure

Playing into the ‘Model Minority’ narrative to overcome racism

“The Chinese Must Go, But Who Keeps Them?” by George Frederick Keller for The San Francisco Illustrated Wasp
Photo by Nathan Dumlao on Unsplash

My parents’ views of American exceptionalism to justify their own sacrifices

Photo by Gemma Evans on Unsplash

The underlying source of pain about the Atlanta attacks

First-generation. American and Chinese. Moderate current events enthusiast. Studying abroad in the World Bachelor in Business.

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