Everybody's a Little Bit Racist

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He put his fingers to the corners of his eyes and pulled to make it look like he was squinting. “Come on,” he says when I don’t laugh. “Nikki, come on. It’s just a joke. Why is it bothering you so much? Everybody’s a little bit racist." Everybody’s a little bit racist. The words are flashing in my mind and burning holes, singeing every inch of my skin, and here he is, telling me that I’m supposed to be okay with this. I’m supposed to be okay with his joke an...


I'm sorry, but could you repeat that in English?

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My mother and father learned English before I was born. They taught me English and raised me on its words. They didn't give up their mother tongue, they simply hid it from me. My parents chose not to teach me my native Tagalog in my childhood because they envisioned a future for me in which English was the only language I would need in life. I love my mother and father. I love that they did what they thought was best for me. I love how determined they were to give me a bright f...


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