Eddie Huang and Jeezy Talk Racism, America and Bossing Up in PAPER Magazine

Eddie Huang and Jeezy Talk Racism

Fresha new story on paper‘s website featuring Eddie Huang, Founder of Baohaus and writer of Fresh Off the Boat (now a sitcom on ABC) interviewed by Atlanta rapper, Jeezy. The two discuss their experiences as minorities in a country that’s grown to be a melting pot for many, though still exhibits innate stereotypes.

Click here to read an extended version of this story on their website. See below for notable quotes from the piece. Fresh is part of our American Dream issue featuring Kanye West on the cover available on newsstands today.
Notable quotes from Fresh include:
“America loves extremes. They understand black people as gangsters and Asian people in the laundromat. It’s like ruin porn.” — Huang
“I went from the kid on the block to having dinner with presidents and politicians and governors and even hood figures. And I can go from a Fortune 500 company and then walk through the Blue Flame strip club and get the same love.” — Jeezy
“They stuck me working on the investments for the people that own Purdue Pharma, selling OxyContin. And I was like, ‘These are the real criminals!’” —Huang
“I think that’s what the American dream is about: putting yourself in a position, even when you don’t have all the pieces, to make it better for your loved ones so they don’t have to go through what you went through. And I think that’s what you call ‘bossing up.’” — Jeezy
“I made sure people didn’t see me as a chef; I wanted them to see me as a writer, as a voice, somebody representing my culture in America. Using food to talk about race: that was it.” — Huang
“I always tell the people at the restaurant: keep your head up, work hard, grind, but when there’s an opportunity to come up, you have to take your shot.” — Huang

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