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Title
Other
Creator
Hora, Abigail
Date Created and/or Issued
2016-11-28
Contributing Institution
UC San Diego, Library, Digital Library Development Program
Collection
Tell Us How UC It: Exhibit 2017
Rights Information
Under copyright
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UC Regents
Description
I grew up believing the color of my skin was irrelevant. I did not need to be as dark as my mother or as light as my father for them to be my parents. Racist attacks from people of all colors motivated me to be proud of my mixed identity.
“Other” is a call to attention for individuals who identify as mixed and choose not to confine themselves to one of their ethnicities. Mixed people often lack a true sense of belonging when confronted with ethnic organizations in college. I want to raise awareness for the struggles that mixed people encounter and the pressures put on us to pick only one of our heritages to represent ourselves. We are not always accepted in either end of our own personal ethnic spectra; we must create our own identities without having to settle for “Other” as if life is a single-answer questionnaire.
Digital Library Development Program, UC San Diego, La Jolla, 92093-0175 (https://lib.ucsd.edu/digital-library)
For the Culture, Art, and Technology (CAT) 1: Migration Narratives in the Sixth College writing program taught by Amanda Solomon in the Fall of 2016, students were asked to think about how they view the current campus climate and respond to the fourth chapter of Angela Kong's dissertation, "Re-examining Diversity Policy at University of California, San Diego: The Racial Politics of Asian Americans" Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of California, San Diego, 2014.
Student Perspectives
Type
text
Format
Free verse poem
Language
English

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