Archive for Category: "Focal Points"
Traveling abroad in China for 35 days was more insightful than I imagined and raised questions about my ethnic identity that I thought were resolved. As a Taiwanese-American, growing up in a Caucasian majority town, the only relation I had to my heritage was my family. I always asked myself, am I American or Taiwanese?
I have never been so aware of the color of my skin as I when I was in China. While my group stood out because we were all clearly foreigners, it’s pretty safe to say that I stood out the most as the only African American in my group. While walking down the street with another correspondent one day, she turned to me and said, “Yeah, it’s definitely different walking next to you.”