Where Do I Fit In?
January 20, 2021
They look at me as if I’m from another planet,
I may identify myself as American, but turns out I’m wrong.
Even though I was born in America and I’m an American citizen,
They still only see me as Asian.
When filling out any forms, there is a box to mark your ethnicity.
It doesn’t say Asian-American, it just says Asian.
Anywhere I go, “You’re Asian,”
“Do you speak Chinese?”
Being Asian, they associate me with China,
They stereotype me based on my ethnicity and looks.
Where do I fit in?
(Published January 2021)