“My skin color and my race represent who I am and where I come from, but shouldn’t dictate how people treat me.

“I shouldn’t be more accepted or more approachable or less ‘intimidating’ because of the lightness of my skin.

“I’m tired of seeing friends and family be less integrated or less understood because the darkness of their skin threatens some.

“I’m tired of race being used as an indicator of who we really are when ultimately all that matters is how we accept and treat others.”

Photo credit: Ming Au
Editing: Ming Au

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