People of color are racist, too.

Lynn Lomibao
Los Angeles, CA

To clarify, my statement isn’t intended to create further divisions among “people of color” or to point the finger or to say that white folks aren’t racist. My point is to acknowledge that people of color can be racist, too. Case in point: I learned that people see me differently in kindergarten, when an African-American boy said “Chinese Japanese, dirty knees, look at these!” I had to ask my mom what he was talking about. And since living in L.A., I’ve heard more racist comments — particularly about Asians — coming from people of color, not Caucasians. It’s terribly sad to me …

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