Ohio official Lee Wong removes shirt, shows off scars to call out anti-Asian violence: ‘Is this patriot enough?’ – The Washington Post

Ever since he moved to the United States from China more than a half-century ago, Lee Wong has been told he doesn’t look American enough. Despite his 20 years of service in the U.S. Army, he says his patriotism has also been questioned by people who “can’t get over this face.”

So when Wong called out the uptick in violence and discrimination against Asian Americans during a meeting of the board of trustees in West Chester Township, Ohio, the board chairman calmly unbuttoned his dress shirt to show those in attendance at the Tuesday meeting what patriotism looked like: red scars across his chest from his military service.

“Here is my proof,” said Wong, 69, who last year ran as a Republican candidate for the state Senate. “Now, is this patriot enough?”

Source: Ohio official Lee Wong removes shirt, shows off scars to call out anti-Asian violence: ‘Is this patriot enough?’ – The Washington Post