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Poem "A Korean American Dream"

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Poem "A Korean American Dream"

Description

The author of this poem claims that she is "an Asian who wants to be white" and begins the poem with the choice, "I want to be more American." When asked what's stopping her, though, she responds, "That's not who I am." The root of her desire to be "more American" and "white" is her shame toward being marginalized as Asian. She states that identity is "fluid, messy, and stained with trauma and pain." She finally decides that her American dream is to build her own.

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Source

Lee, Sharon. "A Korean American Dream." The Messenger (2018): 42-43. Available online via the UR Scholarship Repository.

Publisher

The Messenger, University of Richmond

Date

2018

Language

English

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Identifier

Messenger2018.42-2018.pdf

Coverage

Richmond (Va).

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Citation

Lee, Sharon, “Poem "A Korean American Dream",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed November 22, 2019, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/3033.