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I am ashamed that the police officer who lynched Eric Garner was not indicted. I am ashamed that Eric Garner’s life was not valued by the state who murdered him, by the police officers who mob-lynched him, by this sham democracy we call the U.S. that colludes with paramilitary “enforcement” to strip black Americans of their human rights. I am ashamed that this family must put a price tag on the life of their husband and son. I am offended and ashamed that we must all contribute to the collective damage we have done and the collective violence we have inflicted on our black brothers and sisters. I am just plain ashamed. ‪#‎blacklivesmatter‬

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» "Pinays," AGNI, Spring 2016
» "Dandy," Post Road, Spring 2015
» "Wrestlers," Fifth Wednesday, Spring 2014
» "Babies," Joyland, August 2011
» "Nicolette and Maribel," BostonNow, May 2007
» "The Rice Bowl," Memorious, March 2005
» "The Rules of the Game," Screaming Monkeys: Critiques of Asian American Images (Coffee House Press, June 2003)
» "Deaf Mute," Growing Up Filipino (Philippine American Literary House, April 2003)
» "Good Men ," Genre, April 2003
» "The Foley Artist," Drunken Boat, April 2002
» "Squatters," Take Out: Queer Writing from Asian Pacific America (Asian Am. Writers' Workshop, 2001)
» "Deaf Mute," The North American Review, Jan 2001
» "The First Lady of Our Filipino Nation," The Boston Phoenix, 1999
» "Paper Route," Flyway Literary Review, 1996
» "Brainy Smurf and the Council Bluffs Pride Parade," Generation Q (Alyson, 1996)
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