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#BeingAsian Trending Worldwide Reveals Humor, Pain of Being Asian

Being Asian
By Ed Diokno

On Tuesday #BeingAsian trended on Twitter. First posted by 17-year old Michael Tarui on Twitter, Tuesday the hashtag really gained attention by the afternoon PST. By then, Asians all the world began contributing.


Tara told NBC News“The purpose of the tag was to create solidarity among us youth (many of us use Twitter to advocate), form friendships, and learn from one another.”


It was like everyone had this pent up frustration and pride that they wanted to share as the hashtag exploded. Following are some of the tweets:







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