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’The Other Ones’ learn to communicate with their elders

by Martin and Richard Lee

Growing up in an immigrant household, kids learn to speak Konglish (Korean-English), Chinglish (Chinese-English), and so forth with their parents and figure out how to communicate as effectively as possible while maintaining respect. What’s annoying and privileged is when people don’t take the time to make sure the other person understands. But there is a difference between speaking slowly and clearly and infantilization. Pick the former!

Martin and Rich Lee are second-generation Korean American brothers. Martin is a retired elementary school teacher and the illustrator of the strip. Rich is a professor of psychology in Asian American studies at the University of Minnesota and writes the content.

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