My last name doesn’t define me.

Johnathan Neufeld
Canada

Throughout my entire life, people have judged me because my last name is German and Jewish. People have simply assumed that I was Jewish, so they always inquired about my religion, even though I’m an atheist, and German, so they’ve inquired about my family history dating back to the World Wars, even though my family is actually Scottish and Russian.

 

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