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Embracing Cultural Identity: A Reflection on Asian American Heritage Month

Updated: Mar 1

The month of May is Asian American heritage month! And of course, it gets me introspective because I am Asian American. I grew up in the Philippines where my mother left me in the care of my grandparents while she went to the US, as thousands of her countrymen did, to find and build a better future for her family. Most countries that are colonized, economically or politically, end up with a crippled economy and corrupt government. Often, its citizens go to the colonizing country’s shores because it's the only culture with which they are familiar.

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