Is it impolite to ask, “Where are you from?”
If you express curiosity about someone’s cultural and ethnic heritage, are you suggesting they don’t belong?
Co-sponsored by the Vancouver Public Library
Michael Kluckner is an artist and writer, best known for his book Vanishing Vancouver and his advocacy of historic preservation. His most recent book is Toshiko, a graphic novel set during the Second World War.
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