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Alexander David

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Alexander David was raised in Park Slope, Brooklyn. His mother is Chinese-American and his father was born to a Jewish family in Romania and raised in Canada. David attended Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan, where he played baseball, football, and founded a club for mixed race students. He entered City College of New York as a Macaulay Honors student and studied biomedical engineering.

Interview Highlight

"I was always the other…To the white kids I was Asian. To the Asian kids I was white. My girlfriend at the time was Asian and she considered me her white boyfriend."  

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Identifier: 2011.019.011
Date: January 13, 2012
Duration: 01:08:00
Citation: Oral history interview with Alexander David, 2012, 2011.019.011; Crossing Borders, Bridging Generations Oral History Collection, 2011.019; Brooklyn Historical Society.
Language: English
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