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Before Linsanity came Dragon-mania

Updated: February 17, 2012, 12:50 PM ET
By Glenn Nelson | HoopGurlz

There's a part of Jeremy Lin in all of us Asian-Americans. He can be celebrated because of his storybook run with the New York Knicks. And so can we, by necessary extension, because we're like him.

We're otherwise compelled, mostly, to make sure you don't see us.

Our history in this country restrains us. Better to assimilate than to be interned again, as the Japanese-Americans were during World War II. Or better to build the railroads, like the Chines- Americans ...

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