Chicago for Spring Break
My friend and I - both Chinese American - visited Chicago for Spring Break this past year. Upon the first night of arrival, we decided to walk around and soak in the city. As we were walking along the street, a white man sitting on the steps shouted after us, saying and almost singing, "Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, you're all I see..." to which my friend and I tried to ignore. However, the man continued to sing after us and even followed us for a few blocks making remarks about us and calling us racial slurs and epithets. After a few blocks, he gave up, but the incident left us feeling very uncomfortable and unsafe. The blatant fetishization that was directed at us was really disturbing.