Thursday, January 9, 2014

A Room of My Own: Land of Opportunity

headline news:
U. of T. Too Asian?
on my way
to another interview
maple leaves swirling

I stop at traffic lights, and see a Filipino nanny pushing a baby carriage. A second woman, walking in the opposite direction, pushes an old man in a wheelchair who is staring into space.

"Move, Chinaman. Get out of my way," a native English speaker yells at me.

Note: U. of T. stands for University of Toronto.

1 comment:

  1. Here is the link,, to Cara Ng's review of Too Asian?: Racism, Privilege, and Post-Secondary Education, a new anthology that takes Maclean's magazine to task and explores race and representation in Canadian universities.