Our Daily Lives page present excerpts of women’s autobiographies, essays,letters, journals, diaries, oral histories and testimony with the hopes ourreaders will respond to the authentic emotions and ideas, see a connectionto their own lives, and write email us a note. Women’s Enews will postselected reactions from our readers for all to read.This week we present an excerpt from a book written by a daughter of Chinese immigrants who grew up in New Jersey. She charts the transformation of Asian Americans from small, disconnected clusters into an influential self-identified racial group.In kindergarten, I learned the Pledge of Allegiance. Or rather, I learned to imitate it. The words spilled out of my mouth in one long jumble, all slurred and sloppy.