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The Tuesday Women+ Thread Asks About the Asian (American) Experience

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Prompt: The Huffington Post recently ran a short but thought-provoking piece on how the media and public opinion treat (former) Asian American athletes. Probably not that differently from regular Asian American women+, would be my guess. For obvious reasons, input from our sisters+ with Asian roots would be most appreciated. What are your own experiences with racism and its clichéd thinking? Anything that you’re particularly tired of? Anything that you wish people with non-Asian roots just understood? (Any stereotypes that the latter sometimes have to catch and counteract in their thinking?) Let’s dive in!