From "Be Water"


Recommended Posts

American Chinese Playwright Frank Chin, on racism. 1960's ish.

"I live here. My Grandmother lived here. She died here. So I belong. I hate this place. If I were an outsider Id just burn it down and leave. But because this is my home ridiculously, absurdly, cruelly my home, I don't want to burn it down. I'm fifth generation and the 6th generation is growing up now. I don't want  to see another generation just completely mind wrecked. I don't want them to grow up with the "Either/Or" thing so they feel that they're foreign born." 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now