Staying silent will be failing my civic duty

More than 20 years ago, carrying two suitcases, I landed in USA to attend graduate school.

The second day, walking along side walk of a major street, a car stopped next to me, and someone shouted to me, “go back to your home”. I chuckled “but I just got here”…

The first final exam, sitting in the class room, the professor of that class pointed to two of my fellow classmates, “you, sit in this corner, and you, sit in that corner, Chinese students are good at cheating, you guys need to sit far apart”. I shook my head in surprise…