"My dad is one of those typical Asian immigrants who worked really hard, and always had the survivor mentality. The poor guy barely made to middle class in this country and he was desperately holding onto it."
In the few weeks I heard several similar comments from second generation Asian Americans.
These comments upset me. I am Asian. I have live here for a long time, and I embrace both cultures. However, I will never forget my immigrant experience.
I am who I am today because of my immigrant experience. It makes me hard working, resourceful, entrepreneurial, creative, and taking nothing for granted.
I love working for immigrants, working with immigrants, and hiring immigrants. They are some of the best professionals, entrepreneurs, and leaders.
They are not the poor, pathetic, survival mentality losers. They are my heroes.