Thanks for bearing with me while I was sick, you guys! I’ll post an additional Long Letter sometime this week to make up for the one I missed on Friday.
To those so-called opportunist asian folk,
In post-secondary, it appears though the designations for asians are limited to business, engineering, or sciences. There is a general distain for the humanities, for the arts, but I have something to say about this:
Reading and writing is an extremely important skill, I am sick and tired of people claiming that ‘asians can’t write’ or that we have the predeposition for math. If you are an asian, or of any race claiming that you cannot write - I can argue that you simply cannot think. If you can write down all of the words that came out of your mouth - would you be proud of what you saw?
If the answer is no, then fix it. Work, practice, learn to love reading, learn to love writing, learn to love learning. If you disagree, well, you can just go back to those binaries you’ve been so inclined to believe. Go ahead and tell people you are only good at math because it gives you solid answers. Go ahead and accept the societal oppressions that have been imposed on you.
The love of learning takes you outside of the box, solid answers can only keep you in.
I am an english major who dropped out of bio-med, decided against becoming a doctor-pharmacist-piano teacher. My parents aren’t proud of me, but I like you, will make people who regret your choices realize that they’ve made a grave mistake.
Don’t make thinking seem so novel.
The annoyed asian english major who’s acquaintances like to ask her to revise -write- their essays because they don’t know how to try. Primarily using the ‘I am asian, I can’t write’ excuse.