Being Half Invisible in America

Have you ever felt like part of you was invisible? That is how I feel every time I’m out and about. I feel as if only half of who I am is recognized and the other half is not. When people look at me, they automatically perceive me to be a certain race based on […]

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5 Best Things About Being Half Korean

Being half Korean, half Caucasian is completely different from being just Korean or just white. Being biracial feels as if you’ve got one foot in each “world.” You aren’t just one, but part of two whole entities, as well as one you. It’s hard to explain what it’s like to be mixed, unless if you’re […]

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Why I Am Scared About Having a Multiracial Vice President

Let me clarify: I am not scared about having a multiracial woman as Vice President of the United States. But, I am fraught with anxiety over how people may react. Despite how amazing America is, America is definitely not without fault. There is a dark side to America and one of these is the racism […]

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The Four Best Reasons for Black Out Tuesday 2020

This morning I logged on to Twitter and saw that the #BlackOutTuesday2020 was trending. My first thought was: What the heck is Black Out Tuesday? I scrolled through the tweets and soon learned that Black Out Tuesday is a day that consumers don’t buy at any store except black owned businesses and franchises. The purpose […]

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Five Things You Should Never Tell a Half Asian

OK, I am multiracial — biracial — eurasian — amerasian, or quite simply Hapa. As a mixed race person, I’ve been told things that have been downright offensive. Other things that I have been told have caused me to simply shake my head. So, without further ado, here are five things that you should never […]

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What It’s Like Being Hapa in America–Part Two

What are you? I’m Hapa. What’s that? Labels are great. I loved the moment when I discovered that I could self-identify as a Hapa. I am not just white. I am not just Asian. I am Hapa. I am a mix of both worlds and cultures. I am of two races, but at the same […]

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What It’s Like Being Hapa in America: Part One

For as long as I can remember, my mom described America similar to how most foreigners of her generation did: as a place where people can go to achieve their dreams. America is a place where people of many different races live together. In theory, this is great. But practically, this is far from the […]

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What does racism mean to me?

In light of George Floyd and other recent events, this has been a hot topic lately. So, let’s discuss racism but more specifically what it means to me. To me, racism is what happens when people judge and make assumptions. Racism is when people just look at the color of your skin and make judgments […]

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The Biracial Experience

Being biracial in today’s society brings a certain amount of responsibility. The society of today expects you to be able to fit neatly into a certain box. But what happens if you can’t?  What happens if you find that you can fit into both boxes, but at the same time, neither one? When that happens, […]

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