16 Oct

‘Minority Within a Minority’: The Making of the Southern and Midwestern Asian-American Identity

By Kaitlyn Cheung, Grace Moon and Souichi Terada

St. Paul East Sider Mai Vang isn’t your typical housewife. Every morning, she wakes up at the crack of dawn, gets in her inconspicuous sedan and immerses herself into her latest favorite anime fan fiction as her husband Chai Xiong drives her across town so she can fry up crisp, golden eggrolls by the dozens.

Mai spent her childhood in a Thai refugee camp and moved to the United States when she was eight. Although it’s been more than 30 years, she still remembers her parents’ stories about the Hmong people in Thailand.

Read more at https://voices.aaja.org/index/2019/8/1/minority-within-a-minority-the-making-of-the-southern-and-midwestern-asian-american-identity

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