Everybody, obviously. To decide that not everybody gets to be American would be discriminatory.
My essay for TIME magazine, "Who Gets to Be American?", is on its cover, which reimagines Norman Rockwell. The title inside is "I love America. That's why I have to tell the truth about it." Brace yourself.https://t.co/CA7X3rinKW pic.twitter.com/9peco6KXiI— viet thanh nguyen (@viet_t_nguyen) November 15, 2018
It’s funny how when the American media asks immigrants “Who Gets to Be American?” the answer usually turns out to be “My cousin.” Were immigrants alway quite so shamelessly nepotistic?
Professor Viet Thanh Nguyen is a smart guy, but he’s so desperate for some of that Crazy Rich Asians “Represent Me!” lucre, it’s embarrassing.