1998. Grimmer Elementary School, Fremont, CA
The playground bullies picked up our ball and kicked it far away. This was not the first time. “Fuck you Chinks, go back to China!” They yelled. We exchanged insults back and forth until the fat kid threw a ball at J’s face. J dodged it effortlessly, then walked up and swung, knocking the glasses off the fat kid’s face. We cheered and threw rocks at those assholes as they ran away.
We were suspended later that day. Furious and confused, I was crying in the principle’s office when my parents came to take me home. What the fuck was with this injustice?