Shouldn’t need to defend my race.

Rebecca Hassine,
Palo Alto, CA.

With racism being such a prominent issue throughout the world, especially within the United States currently due to the hostile political atmosphere, I always feel as though I need to defend my race. Defending my race, in other words, is like constantly needing to defend my identity. No one should feel subjected to such a terrible feeling; our race is not the same as the political corruption that stems from our countries of origin. We live within the United States and love the United States. Immigrants of all races and cultures compose the United States. Love and acceptance should always trump hate.

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