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IDENTITY: Being half Asian

IDENTITY: Being half Asian

http://nwasianweekly.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/30_36/addison.JPGBy Addison Wright
SYLP student

This year, I participated in the Summer Youth Leadership Program, which is run by Northwest Asian Weekly. I am going to be a senior at Newport High School next year. I play tennis and I dabble in other sports as well. It was really fun to get to know people from outside our normal group of friends.

However, the program is gauged towards those of mostly full Asian descent. I, however, happen to be half Chinese and half white. Because of this, I felt it was harder to participate in the conversations and presentations, especially about stereotypes.

Although I was a half-Asian participant, I still felt very welcome and not at all excluded. I have always been proud of being a half-Asian. “The best of both worlds,” I would tell myself when thinking of my heritage. Despite my positive attitude though, it is sometimes hard not being fully one race or the other, especially in social situations. Read the full story

Posted in Education, Vol 30 No 36 | 9/3-9/9Comments (1)

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