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Choose Your Own Identity

Bonnie Tsui, The New York Times December 14, 2015 I never realized how little I understood race until I tried to explain it to my 5-year-old son. Our family story doesn’t seem too complicated: I’m Chinese-American and my husband is white, an American of English-Dutch-Irish descent; we have two children. My 5-year-old knows my parents…

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'Half Asian'? 'Half White'? No — 'Hapa'

Alex Laughlin, NPR Code Switch December 15, 2014 She was tall and freckled, with long, dark hair — and we stood out in the same way. As I leaned in to say hi, she yelled over the din, “You’re hapa, aren’t you?” It was the last word I expected to hear in D.C., but I welcomed…

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