Margaret Cho

Lunar New Year lets Chinese culture shine

Lunar New Year lets Chinese culture shine

Two episodes of a new ABC sitcom called "Fresh off the Boat" aired Wednesday night and here is how the network describes the show: "It's the '90s and 12-year-old, hip-hop loving Eddie just moved to suburban Orlando, Fla., from D.C.'s Chinatown with his parents. It's culture shock for his immigrant family in this comedy about pursuing the American Dream."

The American Dream: what a concept, what an increasingly elusive goal.

But the night before that, in a large room in the basement of Malcolm X College on the West Side, a group of such dreamers — children, teens and adults — were gathered to dance.

Some of them were born here. Some of them were born...