My earliest memory of racism occured when I was only about four years old. I was sitting on a slide at a park in the Midwestern town where my parents were graduate students. My mother and father must have been across a field at the picnic tables, when a group of young men — probably in their teens or twenties — came by and made “ching chong” noises at me. I began to cry. When my father came running over to ask what was wrong, I couldn’t articulate it.
But I knew something deeply wrong had just been done to me.
Fast forward to 2011. When I saw this disturbing You Tube video of a UCLA student making those same “ching chong” taunts, I knew something had to be said about it. But let’s remember that two wrongs don’t make a right.
Read my full take here: UCLA Woman’s Racist Video Goes Viral on BlogHer.