Cant be ABCD because you weren't born in America
« Thread started on: Jul 22nd, 2009, 10:21am »
My older sister recently attacked me that I have no right to be "acting American" when I am not "US Born". (I wasn't born in India either or raised in India, but moved to the US when I was 12 from another part of the world. I am now 26).
I dismissed her attacks as ignorant and utterly stupid. I mean, obviously, living in a society since someone was TWELVE still means that that society is going to impact the brain and thoughts because a person doesn't stop growing at age 12.
However, i was reading some old articles of a very popular desi blogger and one response to an article of hers, suggested the same ignorant thinking. The comment went something like "you were not born in the US...you moved to the country when you were 14. Therefore you are still a FOB nonetheless..an old FOB but a FOB nonethess".
Seeing another character out there echoing the same ignorant sentiments yelled at me by my sister, has got me wondering.
Do "Indians" only give the "privilege" to "act American" to those who were literally born in the US? And do "Indians" REALLY think that if you moved to the US in early teens or younger, that that person still has to act like an Indian raised in India? Isn't is obvious that a person STILL GROWS AND GAINS IDEAS in their teenage hood