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Crosscurrents

Familial love between different cultural generations

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Over the past six months, student reporters from Mills College in Oakland have been tracing the path of the American dream. Jessica Toyota brings us the story of Lisa Hsia, whose Chinese parents thought very differently than she did.

If you love and respectful for your parents, then you know more than them, they push you to be Americans, but then you see them as knowing less than you. It is a little bit difficult. My relationship is good with them, but some things are out of touch. Culture definitely plays a role in that.

This piece is part of a series of stories, "Waking up to the American Dream," created by student journalists at Mills College in Oakland.