“I shouldn’t need to have an Asian American son to be aware of racism any more than men should need to have daughters to start thinking about gender issues. But there is power to an issue being personal. Maybe we all need to look for the points of relevance that make otherwise abstract social issues real to us.”
I wrote a post for Intel’s Policy Blog about raising my biracial son in the shadow of rising hate crimes against Asians and Asian Americans. I don’t normally mix personal stuff with my work, but this is important to me. Read the whole thing here.