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In cases like this, be prepared to do what Linda did — live life in spite of her parents.Still, white parents are human beings — and as we all know, people do change.
My husband recently took a diversity course and read in one of his books that all white people are racist.I imagine that, if you’re born and raised in the same country as they were, they might just make you feel, well, a little foreign.Plus, “diversity” is a largely white concept and I can’t help but wonder if, for some people, diversity-obsession hides larger issues).Most of the time, parents like this don’t stand in the way — especially if they see how much their daughter adores you.
But if they think your being Asian has caused problems for the two of you (often the case for fresh-off-the-boat immigrants, who have a harder time finding work or just getting by because of language/cultural barriers), they might bring it up to their daughter like a kind of “we told you so.” In Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story, Bruce Lee tells Linda’s mother he’s an American. “You’re an American citizen, but you’re not really an American.” Yes, to some white parents, it’s not enough that you’re a card-carrying, born-and-raised-here American. (Never mind that white people were also foreigners before immigrating to America hundreds of years ago.) This is devastating, but with persistence, sometimes white parents can come around.But does that really mean they really understand your background?