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The homie Eddie Huang, a.k.a. Mr. Fresh Off the Boat, made his TED Fellowship official last night as he gave a speech at the TED 2013 conference in Long Beach, California. The restauranteur-slash-writer-slash-hip-hop nerd recalled his first encounter with racism, and explained how his initial reaction — to fight back and distance himself from the dominant culture — only served to isolate him. It was on a trip to Taiwan when he realized that living without these barriers would allow him to live a full and free life. Always with the dope insight. Check out some audience-filmed footage of Eddie’s speech below.

Watch Eddie Huang’s TED2013 speech after the jump…

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