A conversation in November:
Me: I hate when (white) people ask me where I’m from… I was born in America. -.-
Dad replied with advice about how it doesn’t matter. He was trying to be reasonable and diplomatic .
Me: But I really hate it. It’s so annoying. I hate being treated like a foreigner when I’m an American. *angry rant* Did you know that after the election, a white guy threw his coffee at a Korean American guy and yelled at him to go back to his country?
Dad: Well, then tell the white people to go back to their country. This land was first the Native American’s.
Thinking of this conversation as we mourn over what’s happening at Standing Rock.