The man below is Alex Dang, and he has the best response ever to the question, “What kind of Asian are you?”
In this powerful 3 minute and 7 second poem, Dang addresses Asian stereotypes, the difficulty of growing up in a country that always saw him as different, and why words can hurt.
Things get very powerful around the 1.15 mark, when Dang says, “Let me tell you about derogatory terms and the origins of words, such as chink and gook…”
There you go. That’s the ‘kind of Asian’ Alex Dang is. Just another person who feels.
You can follow Alex on Facebook here.
Have you ever been asked a question like ‘what kind of Asian are you?’ or ‘where are you REALLY from?’