Viewpoint #18

This piece was written by a sophomore in Hobart and William Smith Colleges.

Being a person of color on this campus makes me automatically stand out in comparison to my white peers, no doubt about that. But what makes my position even more unique is that I don’t fall under the racial binary of black or white. Falling into the middle spectrum, my own racial issues often get overlooked – especially in the social and academic world. There is underrepresentation of us, and many students don’t have an idea of what we face. Many South Asian women like me live a double life, a necessity for us to survive the extreme differences in culture.

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