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    that Lee recognized the racism around him and was frank about his strategies for coping with it, square with the idea that his portrayal reflects popular "white" racial assumptions of the time? If he was putting one over on the white folks rather than expressing a presumed innate "Chineseness" wouldn't that actually undermine the whole racist conception of what it meant to be Chinese?

    Nothing human is alien to me.

    by WB Reeves on Wed Feb 06, 2013 at 10:57:05 AM PST

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