Why I Identify as Hapa

Read through to find out why I identify as hapa.

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The Aftermath of the Election & What It Means To Me

After dropping the oldest off at school, I went on Twitter to check the latest updates. The news confirmed what I already knew. Georgia was definitely blue, and the number of blue votes was steadily increasing, meaning that a switch at this point was unlikely. As I write this today, we now know who the […]

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How The Hapa Project Changed My Life

For as long as I can remember, I have always been two things. I have straddled the race line, teetering ever so precariously between ‘white’ and ‘Asian.’ As someone who is of two races, I have had to go through the struggle of figuring of not just who I am, but what I am. If […]

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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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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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