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What You're Really Asking When You Ask 'Where Are You From?'

The loaded question comes with cultural baggage for many immigrants and people of color.
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At a convention in New Hampshire last week, Harvard student Joseph Choe stood up to ask Donald Trump something about foreign policy. But before Choe could finish, the Republican presidential candidate interrupted him with a question of his own: “Are you from South Korea?"

"I'm not. I was born in Texas, raised in Colorado,” Choe replied. The audience  cheered, while Trump shrugged.