Posted on February 6, 2018
I often wonder what it will be like when Collin grows up. What will it be like to be Chinese/Vietnamese in the Bay Area. Will he be bullied for being autistic or just being different? I was picked on for being chubby, colorblind, non-athletic, different/awkward, the usual. I was also bullied for being too political or just being Chinese.
In the era of Trumpism, I am surprised (and not surprised) at the re-emergence of the KKK and white nationalism. This was my own experience growing up in the 1980s-90s in the Bay Area, Fremont to be exact.
I actually started writing this during Charlottesville last year and there are 3 parts to the story. Surprisingly, it was over dinner one night that my parents wanted to talk about the KKK and Charlottesville, and of course the violence that was going on…..