I recently returned from China. I spent the summer teaching American law, in English. As a Chinese American, I must confess one of the most annoying statements that White Americans make is that, after they have been a tourist overseas, they understand what it is like to be a minority back home. Although I appreciate their gesture of empathy, I am compelled to explain why their analogy is not appropriate, and how it shows the asymmetry of race.
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