Pretty awesome. Also: Not actually a fat squirrel.
@RNL Yes! This, a thousand times.
@bonymaroni Saying you're sorry is not enough. Do better. Also, we all have problems.
The two little boys crying is heart-rending. It's hard-- the Trayvon Martin case was about more than racism, but when you get down to brass tacks it really is about racism.
She is so right about that third drink. Many ill-advised decisions have come from that third drink, but good ones too? (or at least decent ones)
I have to confess, as a half and half from the midwest and then on to one of the whitest colleges in one of the whitest cities in the world, when I meet another, uh, person of Asian extraction, I can kind of become the super-irritating white guy with yellow fever. I'm mostly just way too overenthusiastic about meeting another person who might relate to my own background. It's embarrassing/awkward/next-morning cringey.
@dj pomegranate Don't feel too bad. My mother is Korean, in her 50s, has lived in the States for more than 30 years, AND has had her two daughters explain to her emphatically that one does not say "Oriental" anymore in reference to anything except, uh, orientalism. She continues to ignore us to this day.
@Passion Fruit I am so doing this as soon as possible.
There is something, too, about having an immigrant parent that makes you feel like they are extra vulnerable and dependent on you, much more so than normal parents.
Oh god, I was going to go on but now I see that I have revealed all of my issues just in that last sentence. Anyway. Last night I called my mom and pouted purposely to make her feel bad because she went on a trip on my birthday (even though I am supposedly a well-adjusted adult who lives, oh, 1000 miles away) and berate her for the (genuinely ugly) lunchbox she sent me as a gift. I started in on that, heard I was making her sad and then started crying about how sad I actually was (it's been a rough year). I apologized and she was all "Who else would you tell this to? Talk to me tomorrow." And now it is raining on my keyboard again. AGH KOREAN MOMS ARE THE BEST/WORST.
(Before I read the rest of the comments.)
Oh man, I also have a fierce Korean mom who I have also treated poorly at times when I was a little shit and also had an argument with on the phone last night and now this article GAVE ME ALL THE FEELINGS. I have to go into my corner and sob now.
@iceberg Holy jeebus, I think I just got pregnant watching that gif.