One of the museums that I was very interested in visiting was the Chinese American Museum located inside El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Monument. As someone who is very intrigued and keen on learning more about race relations and the power dynamic between socioeconomic statuses, I wanted to learn more about the Chinese American community on the west coast.
One identity that I identify as is Asian American. I don't separate the two; I am both Asian and American, hence I strongly believe that it is my obligation to learn about the Asian American (Chinese American, in this case) narrative in the United States. While I arrived to the US as an immigrant, I firmly believe that my presence, my rights, and my privileges exist because of the struggle that past and present Asian Americans made in the history of this country. Often times, especially in the South (in my personal experience), the narrative of United States history only includes whites and blacks. This does not signify the nonexistence of Native Americans, Hispanics, and Asians. Segregational laws that were passed influenced all minority groups and I was interested in how Chinese Americans were affected by the civil rights movement.
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