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Chinese + American = American

On this 4th of July, a reflection on losing the hyphen in my Asian American identity

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It was the most underreported controversy that rocked the world of grammar in generations. In 2019, the Associated Press announced that hyphens will be dropped from identities of dual heritage. The hyphens that existed between “Asian” and “American” in the term Asian…




#StopAsianHate is a blog from Medium chronicling the xenophobia and anti-Asian racism that plagues America. With essays from the AAPI community and beyond, it’s a space for readers and thinkers to explore the joys, challenges, and complexities of the Asian American experience.

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