All Look Same

ALL LOOK SAME: “Aye, and there is the rub. National versus ethnic identity has created the ideology of being a ‘dash-American.’ No one else in other countries identify himself as an ‘Chinese-English,’ ‘Chinese-French,’ or a ‘Chinese-Kiwi.’ A ‘Chinese-American,’ ‘Japanese-American,’ or the all-encompassing ‘Asian-American’ exists only in America where it suggests: A) I am not FOB (fresh off the boat), B) Don’t ask me questions about ‘feng shui’ or what my Chinese name is, or C) Watch what you say around me.