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I Am An Immigrant – Voices

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“I think people should allow their kids to be curious about people that are different than them.”
Cincinnati, Ohio
When I first moved to Mississippi, people had never seen someone like me before. They used to ask me if they could touch my skin because it was different. I never really minded, and they never meant any harm in it, they were just kids, and they were just curious about something they had never seen before. I think people should allow their kids to be curious about people that are different than them. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that. We should accept that people come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. We come from different backgrounds but we all share the same story of being involved in the human experience. At its core, that’s about struggle, and you know what helps get through the hard parts of life? People, and those moments like I had as a kid when they simply just want to understand.
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  1. Jean Kipte

    December 12, 2017 at 2:44 pm

    I just found this! I am touched, that my daughter wrote about my experience as a 13 year old young immigrant in this country! It was an eye opener! I grew up trying to loose the accent I had, not understanding that we’re all uniquely made. Years later with 2 grown kids, I’m trying to get back to my roots with my extended family and my daughter’s endless questions of why, when, where and how come 🙂

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