An Unsentimental Education

The racism and #MeToo scandal that plagued my exclusive Brooklyn private school

Wendy Chin-Tanner
Gay Mag
Published in
13 min readAug 6, 2019

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HHere is a fairy tale. Once upon a time in Brooklyn in the 1980s, a little girl from a working class, immigrant Chinese American family went to a very special private school. Her family told her she was lucky, her school told her she was lucky, and for a very long time, the little girl…

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Wendy Chin-Tanner
Gay Mag
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Wendy Chin-Tanner is a poet and author serving as Poetry Editor at The Nervous Breakdown and Executive Director and Co-Publisher at A Wave Blue World.