I’ve recently read about the death of Vicha Ratanapakdee, the surge of anti-Asian racism, and “Model Minority Myth”.
Identifying myself as an Asian and being a minority is something I’m “getting” recently. I’ve been in Japan for almost 30 years. Asians in Asian countries wouldn’t recognize themselves as “Asian”. At least I didn’t. And Japanese men are definitely a majority in Computer Science departments and software industry in Japan.
Some Japanese woman engineers recently blogged her stories;
I didn’t have that kind of struggle myself. In hindsight, I was an ignorant about the difficulty of being a minority.
Do I really experience the difficulty day-to-day now? Not really. Asian men are not a minority in software industry in Seattle.
But the recent events reminded me that I’m a minority in the States. This is the first time in my life…