Curiosity? Racism?

Q: “Why is the palm of your hands clean but the back of your hands dirty? Your whole body is dirty!” “Why do you look like that?” “Your face is burnt.” Genuine questions. Ignorant statements. How do you respond to questions about differences you can’t control? None of the questions nor the one statement were…

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005 – Diary of a Foreigner

The building was eerily silent. The usual lively chatter and laughter now absent and the pounding of feet as children race through the halls, ignoring the clear signs and rules against such behavior, absent. The classrooms, designed for noisy, energetic, highly impressionable little humans, were occupied only by teachers. Some were crunched behind oak desks…

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