Aggressive Asian

Author : Wenny Lin

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As an undergraduate, I was once interviewed by a female (Caucasian) professor who exclaimed mid-interview that she’d never before “met such an aggressive Asian woman!” I was flabbergasted by her comment and was not sure how to interpret it.

Had I impressed or disappointed her with my goals and ambitions? Had I inspired or intimidated her when I described my leadership experiences and aspirations? Was her comment actually a compliment or a put-down?