An Apology to My Asian Immigrant Parents

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Dear Mom and Dad,

I’m sorry for shouting, “I hate you!” in 8th grade. I never hated you. I was just really, really pissed that you wouldn’t let me go on the class trip to Washington, D.C.

And I’m sorry for ever being embarrassed about your “broken” English and your thick accents. Why did I feel like I had the right to judge you for your inability to speak perfect…

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