New Jersey Congressman Andy Kim
Congressman Andy Kim (D-NJ) speaks at an Aid is Here event at Samuel Smith Elementary School in Burlington, New Jersey on March 15, 2021.
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” My son, confused, told the boy I’m a New Jersey Young Boy,” the congressman published in a Twitter thread Saturday.

My 5 year old boy came home and asked me why bigger kid kept calling him Chinese Young boy. #StopAsianHate THREAD ZhO

— Andy Kim (@AndyKimNJ) March 27, 2021

Kim, a father of 2 kids, represents New Jersey’s 3rd District and is a previous White House National Security authorities and Rhodes Scholar.

Kim’s story comes in the middle of increased public awareness of the discrimination Asian Americans face, as well as problem parents face understanding their kids will deal with discrimination that will “most likely be worse and possibly violent,” he wrote.

Kim said he was “sad” over what was his child’s very first direct exposure to discrimination, and remarked that even as a member of Congress, he can not pass a law that will absolutely remove his son’s threat of discrimination.

” I’m a bit worried,” he wrote.

Updated 2: 17 PM ET, to include a declaration from Kim to Newsweek.

Stop Asian Hate
Rep. Andy Kim (D-NJ) shared his story through Twitter of his young boy facing racial discrimination for the very first time. Sally Sha holds up a sign throughout a Stop Asian Hate rally at Discovery Green in downtown Houston, Texas on March 20,2021 .
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