Students at Bowdoin College were hoping to start a conversation about race on their campus with these photos. Their plan worked.
In October 2016, Asian-American New York Times editor Michael Luo posted on Twitter about being called out, on the streets of New York City, for his race.
I ran after the woman and confronted her and said I was born in this country. But I felt silly. How to prove this country is mine too?— Michael Luo (@Michael Luo)1476034785.0
Suddenly, hundreds of Asian-American Twitter users were talking about this. What things had people said to them, about the country they were born in?
One of the most poignant responses to Luo's tweet was a viral internet photo series out of Bowdoin College.
Bowdoin’s Asian Students Association (ASA) and South Asian Students Association (SASA) launched the photo exhibit, titled #Thisis2016, to expose the stereotypes and misconceptions associated with being an Asian-American.