... the shooter was Asian, and a foreign national. I really don't wanna see the fallout from this one.
****update*****Even worse: He's a 1.5. Here we go ...
****update 2*****"1.5" is between first and second generation. Among European Americans, there's the immigrant generation, and then "first generation" means the first generation to be born in the U.S. Among Asians and Latinos, it's counted differently. First generation is the immigrants. Second generation is the first generation born in the States.
So 1.5's are kids born abroad, but raised mostly or partly in the U.S. I.e., not foreigners, but not born in the U.S.A., either.
This guy is gonna get the "foreigner" treatment for sure, even though he's culturally American--at least to great extent.
Rebecca at Hyphen magazine rounds up the Asian American freak-out.