Being a first generation immigrant, I sometimes wonder what right do I have as a Chinese/Taiwanese American to voice my opinion on Chinese/Taiwanese politics. Seems like every forum I join, I always get accused of because I am an “American” I just don’t get it. Of course being at a young age of 24, I took it as a personal attack. These last few months I have been part of this group at www.udn.com, but I have to keep my mouth shut because whenever I disagree with their opinion, they just say you just too ignorant because you are an American.
I personally hate my opinion being disregarded which is being done constantly so I just stop voicing my opinion. But being a hua ren, shouldn’t we care about the current affairs and share our opinion with others?
My question for you guys…
Being a Chinese American, how much credibility do we have when voicing our opinion in a Chinese/Taiwanese community? Are we ever going to be taken seriously?