_MG_0659.jpg

21

ETHNICITY: Vietnamese

"In high school, I won a math competition by a few points and immediately, another classmate yelled '____ won because she's Asian and Asians are always good at math, and ____ lost because he's black and they don't know anything.'"

"I think race is  always going to be there in some shape or form, and hurt is inevitable when race comes into the conversation. What’s more important is the expectations one has going into conversations regarding race and what the responses are. That’s where it matters the most. I believe and hope that our society would educate ourselves more and recognize that race doesn’t define an individual and would be willing to have conversations about this sort of thing and forgive ourselves and one another. "