Let’s say you did not know your mother and father.
Let’s also say, for this thought exercise, that you were fully Asian. Or as a Hapa, that you looked fully Asian.
In a time of trouble, i.e., a climate of extreme racism, violence against Asians, mass lynchings, extreme anti-Asian propaganda, yellow peril, war with China or North Korea after 2016 elections, etc.
Would your parents (as strangers) have cared about you? Would your mother (as a stranger) have sympathized with you? Would they have reached out to you as an Asian male? Would they have attempted to bolster the community?
This is actually a legitimate question we all as Hapas need to ask ourselves.
I expect most of you to answer: no
To most of the questions. Wake up call, Hapa kiddos.