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An Asian American overcomes self hate

Steven Liu Steven Liu spent Christmas Day writing a love letter to himself.

The self described ABC banana twinky admits he’s been uncomfortable being Asian since the second grade.

The letter was what he could do to overcome “the subtle, slippery racism that’s far more sinister.”

He laments the lack of role models for Asian Americans in TV and movies.

Liu notes the absence of Asian Americans in politics and upper management.

He questions the notion that he will always be perceived as a foreigner because of the shape of his eyes and the color of his skin.

So how did he go from self-hating Asian to being comfortable in his own skin? You can read his love letter to himself in Stuff Happening.


  1. RE: An Asian American overcomes self hate:

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    If you hate Chinese food…
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