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Noah Smith

Making All Americans Belong

The U.S. should guard against racial hostilities toward Chinese-Americans as chances of conflict, both political and military, increase between China and the U.S. 
A big step.
A big step.

Amid the Ferguson tragedy and uproar, "Jeopardy" champion Arthur Chu published a heartbreaking piece about belonging in America. Despite assimilating into American culture, he feels like his non-whiteness still makes him an outsider:

Most of these things will hopefully go away as time goes on. But one ominous item stands out in Chu's list, and it's important enough to be repeated three times. The "coming war with China" feels like the Sword of Damocles hanging over the head of Chinese-Americans.