I want to tell you that our racial identity means something even on this liberal arts campus that has tokenized students of color, collapsed multiculturalism into an empty catchphrase and reduced diversity to glossy half-pages in admissions brochures. At this college with no Asian American Studies courses and few Asian American faculty members or staff, our history has been largely obscured. We are taught that assimilation is desirable, upward mobility into corporate America is enviable and success entails leaving our communities behind.