Gene Luen Yang shows in his book American Born Chinese that people may act one way to fit in even though what they pretend to be goes against their own core values. Jin the main character is a Chinese American boy who moves from China Town in San Francisco to an undisclosed suburb in California. Jin consistently finds himself in school with only two other Asian classmates, Suzie and Wei. Jin struggles with identity and put his friendships in danger to “Fit In”. Jin decides to get a perm after people make fun of his hair for not being like the hair they have. Jin is made fun of like this consistently in the book. Next, Yang shows Jin, the main character change himself so much after being criticized he transforms into Danny. Danny has a character in his part named Chin-Kee who is the Monkey King. The Monkey King wanted to be a god even though he was as his name states, the king of monkeys not a god. The character Chin-Kee was an over stereotyped Chinese person that was meant to offend people and made Danny (Jin) embarrassed. It is revealed in the end of the book that Chin-Kee is the Monkey King and transforms Danny back into Jin. The lesson was that no matter how much you try to hide it you are who you are and you can’t change our background and culture. I believe Gene is showing that your background outlines who you are and sticks with you for life.
Author’s Personal Site: http://geneyang.com/
Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.com/American-Born-Chinese-Gene-Luen/dp/0312384483
American Born Chinese, page 98
Books should not be banned if it is an “age inappropriate” topic. The Parent should talk to them before they consume the “sensitive” material. Children should not be introduced to a sensitive topic by media and entertainment. Parents’ should discuss topics commonly deemed “controversial.” It is a parents’ responsibility to educate their children about a topic as a teachable moment. Your kid is supposed to be special to you, not everybody else. One person’s being outraged is not a cause for change and concern for everyone. If you have a problem, sort that in your family and home don’t have society bend when it would be easier for you to change. Your concern doesn’t mean it is an actual concern; you may be concerned about a topic, but it isn’t one for others. Some people assume that because they are upset means everyone is upset and people want to “rattle their saber” and feel self-righteous. It is the parent’s job to teach their kids topics instead of taking them away. Just because it offends you doesn’t mean it offends everyone and needs to be Removed.
Autism seriously impacts mental thoughts and is not caused by vaccination. First off Autism almost always changes the structure and family chemistry with one another. David and his family operate much differently due to David’s extra needed attention and care due to his autism. Hannah can’t talk so here family acts different than others because she can’t act in the way other families do. Next Not every person with autism has exceptional thoughts some are just like neuro-typical people and some are well below non autistic. People like Bill Gates and Elon Musk have Asperger’s and are smarter than most people. Some like David can’t express their intelligence or lack thereof due to their autism. Finally, the report that first called the Vaccine Autism into focus is fake the doctor that wrote it lied and his results are unable to be reproduced so its false. The Doctor is no longer practicing medicine because people proved he was lying. In Conclusion Autism is not caused by vaccination and can severely impact a family’s growth. Autistic people are not always smart and are not idiotic or stupid. Autism is a mental development disorder that is in the fundamental DNA of the infant when they are born not by vaccines.