Quotation by Maxine Hong Kingston

...I've learned exactly who the enemy are. I easily recognize them—business-suited in their modern American executive guise, each boss two feet taller than I am and impossible to meet eye to eye.
Maxine Hong Kingston (b. 1940), Chinese–American author. The Woman Warrior, ch. 2 (1976).

Kingston grew up in California, the daughter of storytelling Chinese parents who ran a laundry that was torn down as part of urban renewal. The "slum" where they lived was "paved over ... for a parking lot."
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