VISIBILITY Magazine Issue 03. (April 2018) - Page 16

Chinese Take Out Thank you. Enjoy. The Chinese take out box is an unique Asian American phenomenon The box contains food that is neither completely Chinese nor completely American Kung Pao, Chop Suey, and General Tao I wonder if there is an Asian American flavor, what food is authentic, when is something not, why do I care? Is my Americanness authentic? What racialized structures are in place that move me to challenge them by (re)claiming my food and (re) constructing my identity As I struggle to find a place in America, I realise that the Asian American identity is what I put in as well as 14 what I take out