by Tatiana Sun (Match Public Charter | Jamaica Plain)
Just because I’m Asian doesn’t mean I live your stereotypes
Just because I’m Asian doesn’t mean I’m always hyped about Chinese foods
Just because I’m Asian doesn’t mean I eat dogs or cats
Just because I’m Asian doesn’t mean I eat crisscross on a tatami mat
Just because I’m Asian doesn’ mean I make no mistakes
I am not the #modelminoritymyth, ask me what it takes para tener exito
But please don’t give me a headache with your racist remarks and exit wounds
Please don’t base people solely off of their crescent moons.
You might look at me and say, “Oh she’s just another Asian”
But guess what, I’m not just Asian -- take the time to ask!
I am the melting pot, I wear no masks
I’m Native American
I’m Puerto Rican
I’m a mixture of many nations!
A mixture always mistaken.