Immigration Talk

The NBA season is just about to start, and how Jeremy Lin will do with the Houston Rockets will be a source of national intrigue. However, even if he fails in his new environment, his impact on the Asian-American community will never be forgotten.

Before Jeremy Lin shocked the world with his amazing string of performances, there really was not any sports figure for Asian-Americans to look up to. Sure, there was Yao Ming, but he was not someone who 2nd or latter generations could relate to because he was more connected to his homeland, whereas the newer generations tend to be more disconnected. Dat Nguyen, the first Asian-American to play in the NFL was not well-known despite his historic breakthrough in Football. In addition, Hines Ward being half-Korean was a little known fact outside the Korean community. Because of this lack of representation in sports, Asian-Americans, such as myself…

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