A student in Boston wrote ‘I am from Hong Kong.’ An onslaught of Chinese anger followed.
So, what will happen if someone write, “I am from California”. Guess Americans will likely respond and say, and so what? But will it make a difference if the statement reads, ‘I am from the American Southern Confederacy or…?”
Our life, our nationalities and faultlines. Treading uncomfortably over mines of identify, our own or our forebears past that need not define us compared to a sweet present that we need to live or a better future for all that we should work together to create.