During a board meeting in West Chester, Ohio, a member of Asian descent took off his shirt and showed scars from serving in the military to make a point about what it is to be an American.
Lee Wong unbuttoned his dress shirt, removed it, and pulled up his undershirt to reveal significant scarring across his chest. He used the instance to show his devotion to the United States despite being the target of numerous instances of discrimination due to his heritage.
Wong, who came to the U.S. in the 60's to go to school, says someone beat him up so bad he ended up in the hospital because he was Asian.
Even after his 20 years of military service, Wong says he was still discriminated against. When he was running to become an elected official, Wong says people told him he didn't look American enough.
It seems Wong's experiences lead him to make his point during the board meeting and tensions seem to have risen to an all-time high in the wake of the shootings in Atlanta.
"Love one another, your neighbor, be kind, be gentle, treat other people with dignity and respect," Wong says.