However, from the earliest usage of the term Chinese American in the 1880s, and later, Asian American in the 1960s, Asians have asserted their place in this country and have made it home. A distinctly Asian American community and culture developed, at first as a political statement, but then organically over time. And now it reaches across ethnic lines to enjoy commonalities, celebrate differences, and stand up for each other.
Monday, May 31, 2021
I am Asian American. No hyphen required | Mic
My essay at Mic (check out the juicy tidbit re hyphens and nytimes in the middle)