The text under the gifset I just reblogged is the real deal. Lucy Liu has always been a favorite of mine and she hit the nail on the head. In light of recent events regarding race, I’ve started to really think about what it means to be an Asian-American. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been told, “Asians are basically white people” or “You act so white for an Asian girl.” What the fuck is that supposed to mean? For starters, I have little to no representation in the media. I fell in love with theatre when I was a kid and it was so disheartening to not see anyone who looked like me on stage. Stuff is hurtful. In regard to the first comment, I’m surprised by how many times I’ve heard that. Am I not considered a POC? I went to Hershey Park last month and while waiting in line for a roller coaster, an older white man said “nihao” to me. When I didn’t respond he started speaking Korean phrases. I don’t know, man. How is a person supposed to identify as one thing when you’re told the opposite?