"She was challenging me to a Whiteness Competition. We were at a country
karaoke bar, the honky-tonk kind I’d only ever seen in Texas and
couldn’t believe existed in the middle of Northern Virginia. It was my
cousin’s birthday and this was where he wanted to celebrate it. The rest
of my cousins and I acquiesced. I wonder how it must have looked, a
small flock of brown-skinned Filipinos huddled around a table in the
kind of place where cowboy hats go to die."
Via Muse, who wrote: "Great article about race and being an immigrant. I
SO understand some of the immigrant problems she mentions."
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*** Xanni ***
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