Tag Archives: Racism

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Confucius say what? Whitewashed by the colorblind

I was at a retreat for a women’s volunteer organization – this organization works primarily with girls, but it was an event where adult leaders were invited from the entire region. Adult volunteers were there from several counties. I was … Continue reading

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Prejudice at Pride

I’m sick of how bisexuality is erased in LGBT spaces. I get really nervous before any LGBT event, especially Pride. I feel incredibly sad and hopeless when gay and lesbian people call me insulting names. If gay and lesbian people … Continue reading

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Hey, Your Themed Parties Are Awkward

I love parties. House parties, Halloween parties, Super Bowl parties… you name it. I’m an outgoing guy and I like meeting new people and having a good time. But themed parties, can we talk about it? Look, obviously some themed … Continue reading

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The Story of Telling My Story

  I moved from Illinois to Florida to attend an MFA program in creative writing, where I received a fellowship to attend. I experienced some culture shock, going from a culturally diverse community to a white, culturally insular student body. … Continue reading

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Asian Majors

I either have super-powers or some people are truly misinformed. Because it can’t be racism! Continue reading →

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Bento: Feeling Ashamed of Your Food

When I was child, my mom used to make my lunches every morning. Looking back, I can’t believe how lucky I was. As a Japanese family, these lunches were called “bento” and came packed with amazing bits of food. It … Continue reading

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