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‘Well, You’re Really Not a Minority’

How silencing Asian hate perpetuates racism

Eugene Chung was drafted by the New England Patriots in 1992. Photo: Getty Images

“Well, you’re really not a minority,” Eugene Chung was told in an NFL coaching job interview.

When Eugene Chung, who is a Korean American former NFL offensive lineman and assistant coach, pushed the interviewer on this statement, the interviewer explained that he was “not the right minority” they were…



#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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Hannah Matthys

Hannah Matthys uses her multicultural background as foundation to make Equity Diversity and Inclusion concepts accessible. Learn more here: bebravediversity.com