Asian-Americans have to put up with being considered “foreign,” no matter how long their families have been here. At the 1992 Winter Olympics, the gold medal for figure skating was between Nancy Kerrigan and Kristi Yamaguchi, who actually won. One of my distant relatives commented, “That’s too bad. I wanted an American girl to win.”
The trouble is, Kristi Yamaguchi is a yonsei, which means that her *grandparents* were born here, which means that her family has a longer history in American than the relative who made the comment.