by Jen Soriano
After: Jeanann Verlee’s “unsolicited advice to adolescent girls with crooked teeth and pink hair.”
When they ask how you speak English so well, don’t feel proud.
When they tell you to go eat bat, tell them to go eat baby cow.
When they ask if you work at the Chinese restaurant down the street, ask if you can take their order — and their money.
When they harass you, push you, spit at you and blame you for COVID-19, raise your voice:
Say no to racism and xenophobia, and demand a world without scapegoats and hate