Staying “Calm”, Educating and Choosing Your Battles When it Comes to Race

I finally got into watching the show Whitney because Chris D’Elia is in it and he’s my favorite comedian. I’m really glad I decided to watch it because there’s some really thought-provoking moments about friends and relationships.

This recent episode I’m watching is about a moment of racism that Neal encounters. He’s an Indian man from Ohio, and when he’s telling a coworker that he’s visiting his parents next week, the guy asks, “Where in India are they?” Neal patiently but somewhat annoyed, replies…



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Jen Xu

Athletic trainer, PhD student, coffee lover. I write about fitness, mental health, being Asian-American, and personal growth.