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Possible issues for Volunteers of Color

May 26th, 2010

Asian-American Volunteers are often considered Chinese even when they have a different ethnic origin. They may also be assumed to be martial arts experts and asked to demonstrate their expertise.

This is in the “welcome book”, which serves as an introduction to the country I will be serving in. I found the above pretty funny — “oh, so it’s going to be just like home then?”

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