17 Completely Relatable Tweets That Nail The Complexities Of Being Asian-American

"When a white person tries to impress you by saying 'ni hao.'"

The conversation about race in America is largely framed in a black-versus-white context, often leaving out the struggles of other racial minorities — Hispanics, Asians, and especially Native Americans. Increasingly, though, these groups have taken to the internet to make themselves heard. 

Asian-Americans, in particular, have made strides with growing movements taking stereotypes and the whitewashing of Asian characters in Hollywood to task. Recently, the hashtag #BeingAsian became a trending topic on Twitter as many shared their experiences, both good and bad, about their place in society, as well as the complexities that come with being Asian-American.

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And finally, #BeingAsian (or any person of color, really) means having to put up with people whose privilege enables them to be ignorant about other people's experiences...

17. ...But being unyielding in your efforts to challenge them, anyway.