To the Editor:
Darien is a bubble. If I had a dollar for every time I heard that phrase, I’d have enough money to pay my college tuition. As an Asian American and member of the LGBTQ+ community, I understand the difficulties of being a minority. I’ve found that my Asian American identity has largely been shaped by the model minority stereotype which categorizes Asians as smart, obedient, and hardworking. Though seemingly harmless, this stereotype has damaged the way Asians are viewed and treated today. I, myself, have let the model minority myth dictate my identity for far too long. With the recent calls for racial justice and equality, I have become empowered to raise my voice.