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Racial Awareness at CHS – Amartya De

Racial Awareness at CHS – Amartya De

Saagar Sanghavi

February 18, 2017


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What ethnicity are you, and how did your ethnicity affect the way you grew up? As you know, I am Indian. Growing up, my ethnicity affected me a lot. I grew up in Southern Indiana, which I would say was 90% Caucasian. It was nothing like Cupertino. I was definitely a minority there; in fact, I was t...

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 – 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...

Racial Awareness At CHS – Ishan Sharma

Racial Awareness At CHS – Ishan Sharma

Caroline Gee

February 17, 2017


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Q: What ethnicity are you? A: I am Indian. My mom is from this bustling city called Goribor that’s in North India, and my dad is from a very poor village in India. It’s a bit below the poverty line; they live in mud huts. It’s called Kolhukhor. Q: Did you notice racial issues as a child? A:...

Racial Awareness at CHS