Discussing politics.

My housemate and I were discussing the political status of Asian Americans in comparison to African Americans’ last night…and TT decided to offer her view:

Me: Black folks in fact constitute the majority of the city, and so they can amplify their voices and galvanize movements in ways that are more politically impactful. Asian Americans lack the number…
Housemate: How many Asians are there?
Me: Nationally, we are about 6-7%. There are more of us in California…

TT: That means we are losing?

Me and Housemate: LOL

Me: Mmm…yeah?
TT: Are unicorns Asian? If unicorns are Asian, then we can win.

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I am Dr. Esther HioTong Castillo. I am Panda Mom. I'm a biracial sociologist mama with a 4 year-old daughter. Four years ago, my complicated birth and the sea-change in my career and family had thrown me into the downward spiral of depression and anxiety. Now, I'm sharing my story and writing my way to health and wellness at the intersection of trauma, intergenerational trauma, family, and parenting.

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