Acknowledging Asian Hate

By Christina Dinh

Scrolling through Instagram, looking through my friend’s stories, seeing post after post about the rise of hate crimes against Asian communities in Canada and the United States. Throughout the pandemic, I would see the occasional post regarding the increase in xenophobia and hatred towards Asian people. It felt strange seeing the amount of people now caring about the issue and raising awareness. Ultimately because I never felt like people cared at all.

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Thoughts About Being Mixed Race

“You’re not that Asian.” “You’re only half, that doesn’t really count.” “You don’t LOOK that Asian!” “You’re brother looks more Asian than you do.”“I couldn’t even tell you were Asian at first.” “What are you? Besides white?” My name is Emily Reynolds. Understandably, when you first see/hear this name, you probably think of a white girl. After all, they’re historically English names. “Emily” was the … Continue reading Thoughts About Being Mixed Race

Identity

By Sierra Bein Who are you? And What makes you, you? This is the unit that grade 12 English classes are exploring: Identity. Your identity is a compilation of everything that has touched your life. Whether you were in control of it or not, everything affects you in one way or another. In fact, as the classes discovered, most of what shapes us is out … Continue reading Identity