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Racial Awareness at CHS – Austin Zhuang

Racial Awareness at CHS – Austin Zhuang

Esha Radhakrishnan

February 18, 2017


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Q: What ethnicity are you? A: I’m definitely Asian American, but specifically I’m half Cantonese and half Taiwanese American. Q: How did your ethnicity affect as you grew up? A: I grew up in a white neighborhood, and this was obviously seventeen years ago. My neighborhood was full of white people,...

Racial Awareness at CHS – Tamara Zafer

Racial Awareness at CHS – Tamara Zafer

Leo Rassieur

February 18, 2017


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What is your ethnicity? I am Arab. My parents are from Palestine and Jordan, but I was born in the U.S. In what ways are you proud of or celebrate your ethnicity and culture? I have always been really close friends with a lot of people who are Arab, and we celebrate holidays together. We have ...

Racial Awareness at CHS – Daniel Tkach

Racial Awareness at CHS – Daniel Tkach

Jenn Zaratan

February 18, 2017


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Daniel Tkach teaches Freshman Lit/Writ and VMC. He has been working at Tino for two years. Q: What race do you identify as?  I would identify my race as white. My ancestry comes from Ukraine and Ireland, so [I am] half Ukrainian and a quarter Irish. Q: Growing up, did you notice differences in the way people treat...

Racial Awareness at CHS – Kimaya Goomer

Racial Awareness at CHS – Kimaya Goomer

Ethan Qi

February 18, 2017


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Q: What ethnicity are you? A: I am Indian, originally from India. Q: How do you think your ethnicity has affected the way you grew up? A: My family is super culture-oriented, so I was in a lot of heritage organizations and they have been a pretty big part of my life. I would say I’m pretty connec...

Racial Awareness at CHS – Julie Hoang

Aishwarya Laddha

February 18, 2017


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Julie Hoang has been a secretary for Class Council and is involved with DECA, fashion club  and VSA. Q: What ethnicity are you? A: Vietnamese. Q: How did your ethnicity affect the way you grew up? A: It didn’t really affect me personally; I never faced any personal form of discrimination. Gr...

Racial Awareness at CHS – Kami Tomberlain

Racial Awareness at CHS – Kami Tomberlain

Lily Rosen Marvin

February 18, 2017


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Kami Tomberlain worked in Union City California Richmond California before arriving at Cupertino High, where she has worked for the past nine years. She grew up in Texas and attended Texas Tech University. Q: What is your ethnicity? A: I am white, originally from Texas. Q: How did your ethnicity influence...

Racial Awareness at CHS – Nour Al Sakka

Racial Awareness at CHS – Nour Al Sakka

Melissa Silva

February 18, 2017


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Q: What is your ethnicity? A: I’m Arab-Canadian. Both my parents are from the Middle East, and I was born in Canada. Q: How did your ethnicity influence your childhood? A: My mom was really traditional, so when I was a little girl, she would tell me, ‘You should be doing this and this and other ...

Racial Awareness at CHS – Leo Rassieur

Racial Awareness at CHS – Leo Rassieur

Amy Zeng

February 18, 2017


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Q: What ethnicity are you? A: I am half white (American) and half Chinese. My father is white, and my mother is Chinese. Q: How did your ethnicity influence your childhood? A: Ultimately, I don’t really feel white nor do I feel Asian, or really anything in between. I just feel like a person. I d...

Racial Awareness at CHS – Anton Samoylov

Racial Awareness at CHS – Anton Samoylov

Saagar Sanghavi

February 18, 2017


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Q: What’s your background, and what does it mean to you? A: My parents are Russian, and I was born in Russia. We came here when I was young because my dad got a job offer, and then my parents won their green card in a lottery. When we came here, we didn’t have anything at all. We had to literal...

Racial Awareness at CHS – Kamala Pillai

Racial Awareness at CHS – Kamala Pillai

February 18, 2017


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Q: What ethnicity are you?  A: I am Indian. Q: How has your ethnicity affected the way you grew up? A: I actually spent the my early childhood in Denver, Colorado, so there were a lot of white people there. I think I was the only Indian person in my school, and that is super different from how it i...

Racial Awareness at CHS – Prajakta Ranade

Racial Awareness at CHS – Prajakta Ranade

February 17, 2017


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Q: What ethnicity are you? A:  I am Indian. Q: How did your ethnicity affect the way you grew up? A: My dad, when he first moved here from India, went to the University of Tennessee. There were basically no Indian people there. A lot of people there called him the ‘n’ word because they tho...

Racial Awareness at CHS – Jeremy Whited

Racial Awareness at CHS – Jeremy Whited

Jenn Zaratan

February 17, 2017


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Q: What ethnicity are you? A: I’m half Vietnamese and half white. Q: Did you ever notice any differences in the way people treated you because of your race? A: Yeah, so within my family, my relatives try to treat everyone the same way, but I was treated a little differently because I’m half wh...

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