Asian Adjacent

by Margaret Cho

Margaret Moran Cho (Hangul: 조모란; Hanja: 趙牡丹; born December 5, 1968) is an American stand-up comedian, actress, fashion designer, author, and singer-songwriter. Cho is best known for her stand-up routines, through which she critiques social and political problems, especially regarding race and sexuality. She rose to prominence after creating and starring in the ABC sitcom All-American Girl (1994–95), and became an established stand-up comic in the subsequent years. She has also had endeavors in fashion and music, and has her own clothing line. Cho has also frequently supported LGBT rights and has won awards for her humanitarian efforts on behalf of women, Asian Americans, and the LGBT community. As an actress, she has acted in such roles as Charlene Lee in It'…




Do people ask you what you are
Because you eyes 
and your hair are dark?
Or you're not exactly white
But I can't say "you're black"

Your friends say you are polite
and the girls always got your back

I wondered what the look on their face ment
I think you are asian adjacent

You might be a Mexican
or a Cherokee
Or perhaps you're just a nice racial potpourri

You got one of those faces
And almond shanty eyes
You could be from lots of places
Like Alaska or Ha-Ha-Hawaii

I wondered what the look on their face ment
I think you are Asian adjacent
Asian Adjacent

You're busy, not complacent
Is it because you are Asian adjacent?
Asian adjacent

You're immigration must be resent
You manners are so, so decent
Sometimes you speak with a slight accent

Always eternally young
You'll never look ancient
You are racialy ambivalent
Asian adjacent

I wondered what the look on their face ment
I think you are Asian adjacent (x2)
Asian adjacent

?????
Is it because you're Asian adjacent?
Asian adjacent

Written by: Grant Phillips, Margaret Cho

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