I'm obviously out for people and news that reps the API community but as I was reading the following paragraph something struck me.
The first full-blooded Chinese-American NFL lineman recently reported to the Buffalo Bill’s training camp. Ed Wang, an offensive tackle, was drafted by Buffalo in the 2010 NFL draft, reports Asianweek.com.I'm getting tired as a MF of hearing people qualify someone's Asian American status as FULL-BLOODED.
So if someone's 3/4 Chinese and a 1/4 Swedish, but the way they identify is as an Asian American - are they somehow less of an Asian American or a person of color?
Do we really have to qualify someone as being FULL-BLOODED?
Think about it this way. If you weren't born here, but lived most of your life here - which I know some of you are - or even if you've lived half your life here - or really - however long - and you're a citizen of the U.S. wouldn't you find it demeaning for everyone that was born here to be qualified as a REAL AMERICAN, but everyone who wasn't born in this country as not a REAL AMERICAN even though it was never said outright but implied because of the words REAL AMERICAN?
Don't get me wrong - I know there's a fine line in how we identify and what we call ourselves - but in the end - I just think it's old and tired to keep on referring to people as FULL-BLOODED.