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Addressing Troubling Tropes Regarding Asian and Asian-Americans in YA (and Excuses For Them That Need to Stop)

bluepeets:

cielrouge:

*While the main focus will be on the YA genre in this post, these tropes do apply to other literature genres as well* 

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real good.

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So you wish you were Asian.

harmonykilledthehonk:

My parents came to the United States with a suitcase filled with things from their previous lives. They worked two jobs, seven days a week, while studying as full-time students to complete their education. My dad tells me stories about how he waited tables late into the night, while my mom sold…

Giant driftwood on the beach at La Push, Washington (2010)

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slowly discovering that, despite an upcoming Ivy League bachelor’s degree, I’m not really good at anything besides rumination

crockercorp:

does anyone else have this other self they’ve created in their mind that is not really exactly you irl but is more like what you want to be and has a life that continues in your head with like weird continuing daydreams but they’re not perfect or anything and wow i forget where i was going with this

(Source: olafyaoi, via raggedyslytherin)