Here’s a personal story.
There’s a particular old, white man with whom I’ve interacted casually a few times. He didn’t go to college and is very enthusiastic about Trump. He in the past has said things to me such as:
“Trump is right about immigrants.”
“Muslims want to kill us all. They should be kicked out.”
Well, last week, the dialogue became more personalized. Here’s our exchange:
“Where were you born?” he asked.
“Indonesia,” I said.
“Well, some of us think you’re Chinese or Japanese.”
“Yes, I’m from an ethnic Chinese family from Indonesia.”
“You marry an American?”
“Yes, I did.”
That’s the dialogue. We are living in interesting times.
I normally would have tried to forget this type of conversation. But, I decided to share the experience with my family and my business partners.
I voted in the primary. And, I am absolutely determined to vote in November.