New York Magazine’s Story About Danny Chen


Touching isn’t the right word for this story. Danny Chen joined the military, only to find that it’s like hell. He killed himself after what seemed like a ton of hazing. The pain he endured was tremendous but even then, he seemed to just suck it up. Yes, military hazing is part of the routine, and if you stand out like he did as a 6’4″ Asian American, you’re bound to get broken down extra, especially by a platoon of non Asian Americans who must have been shorter than he. Chen was definitely not the alpha dog. 8 are now charged for his death and we’ll have to see what happens. (NYmag – Danny Chen)

 


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