This article explores the perspective of a Hmong student’s experience in high school in the context of patriotism and citizenship. Growing up and receiving Citizenship Awards, he noticed the contrast with the Citizenship Room at his high school. Citizenship was given through these awards and is taken away in the Citizenship Room. This article critiques the author’s nostalgia for high school as he takes on a different perspective and asks himself “How did being Asian affect my experience?” and “Would I still have nostalgia for high school if the Citizenship Room was constantly part of my experience?”
"Creating “S”itizenship, Denying Citizenship: A Hmong Man’s Journey through High School,"
Tapestries: Interwoven voices of local and global identities: Vol. 6
, Article 6.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.macalester.edu/tapestries/vol6/iss1/6
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