Jimmy D. Roberts

As Interviewed by Nate R.
"[When I was a kid] I wanted to go sit on the backseat [of the bus] and my mother told me I couldnít do that because that was where the blacks sat, and that was for them. And it just didnít make sense to me and she said itís not right but thatís the way it is."
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Nancy K. Shugart

As Interviewed by Erik Atwell
"If you are willing to work hard, don't let anyone talk you out of going after what you want to do in life."
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Raul DelFierro

As interviewed by Aidan C.
"It's so open here."
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Dr. Rudy Lombard

As Interviewed by Emma C.
"Well, in the early stages of the (civil rights) movement, I used to pick him (Dr. Martin Luther King) up at the airport, before they had bodyguards."
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Richard Huynh

As interviewed by Shruti P.
"When the communists came from the North to the South, they shot many people, and didn't care who they shot."
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Noelle Bell

As Interviewed by Pablo Kennedy
"People do not treat me how I should be treated. They can be patronizing, and speak to me in a very exaggerated manner as if I were mentally challenged, which I'm not. I should be treated as an adult, and respected in that manner."
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Bob Comeaux

As Interveiwed by Emily Comeaux
"A union is about solidarity, standing together, to try to make a difference."
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Mark Salmenson

As Interviewed by Andrew S.
"As a child you didn't know why children three or four houses down the street wouldn't play with you. It just didn't make sense."
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William Tien

As Interviewed by Dessie Tien
"So we had to stay up the whole night just to make sure they didn't come and burn down our house."
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Patricia Bell

Interviewed By Joseph B.
"I do not believe it is a religious issue... There are extremists out there who will do things in the name of a religion, but it is not the religion itself."
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Sam and Jeff Britton

by Madeleine McElroy
"My personal mantra is: Regardless of the situation, do not lower your standards."
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Houshang Pari

As Interviewed By Gabriel Palomares
"I did ask Brother Hicke, if the lord asked you for only three items, and he would bring them to pass, what would they be? He paused and looked at me and looked down and looked at me. I remember it very vividly. He said, 'Houshang, I would like to see that I buy a house. Secondly, I would like to see that my daughter get married not a big deal. And thirdly, I would like to see the freedom of religion in Iran.' "
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Jane Smith

As Interviewed by Asa Brown
"The other people look at him and think, 'What is that parent and child doing and why are they doing it?'"
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Ruth Presnal

As Interviewed By J.B.
"There was an opera girl singer at the University of Texas, beautiful voice, and she was black, and they put her in an opera with a white man in the Romeo and Juliet or something like that, and the legislature passed a law saying that she couldnít perform in the opera with white man out there."
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Renee Linklater

As Interviewed by Eva Legge
"I was taken from my mother when I was four months old."
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Peter S. Mikedes

As Interviewed by Neha Sangana
"It was the first defeat of the U.S. military establishment."
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Erin Haran

As Interviewed by K. C.
"Social injustice affects how I view the world today."
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Joseph

As Interviewed by S. L.
"A lot of immigrants feel they are experiencing social injustice because of the root cause of that in my opinion, illegal immigration. If they are legalized, then they will have every right to that I have to stand up and fight for themselves, which they canít do today because they are mostly scared. So, to tackle that problem will eliminate the large chunk of the problem that exists today. "
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Lindsey Gaddis Kucsera

As Interviewed by Sierra Moran
"I think there are pretty much only advantages to integration with public schools so children can gain real world experience. Itís really great, and I canít think of any disabilities to integration. "
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Lori K. Duke

As Interviewed by Emma B.
"Social justice is the ability to be heard, and in my realm it would be the courtroom, that the judge is hearing from everyone no matter how poor, how uninformed, how unsophisticated the person is before making a decision."
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Sara Hickman

As Interviewed by Sora Sunby
"The warden pushes his glasses up, and thatís the signal for the three men to push their buttons."
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Melissa Wann

As interviewed by Kyle
"It seemed to be a very angry time."
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Cacki

As Interviewed By Ames
"They're already in a situation of powerlessnes...They already have someone telling them what to do."
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R. Wolf

As Interviewed by I. M.
"Instead of sending me to the nurse, she sent me to the office for speaking Spanish."
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Isaac Harrington

As Interviewed by Ben N.
"The biggest problem with domestic violence is that if you grow up with it around you or happening to you, then you become almost prone to domestic violence. You start to think itís normal"
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Amy Wright

As Interviewed by Oliver Powers
"My clientís position was that the children should be treated the same in the custodial arrangement as they had been treated in their family."
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Rebecca Flores

As Interviewed by Lily M.
"Give them a chance and they can become great leaders."
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William Cooper

As Interviewed by Mia Cooper
"The whole bullying thing, itís like everything else. There are some very clear black and white examples but then thereís a lot of grey, and that's what makes it such an interesting issue."
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Ruthann Rushing

As Interviewed by Sara Millan
"My mother was on the school board at the time, and she helped to shape the integration of the schools in Austin."
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Fidel Gonzalez

Oscar Hernandez
"Man has to open its conscious and see everyone by themselves without color and religion or their beliefs being important."
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Alvaro Llano

As Interviewed by Sebastian L.
"I left Colombia because my parents wanted a better life for me and my brothers."
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Bill Bellman

As Interviewed by Will Vega
"Just imagine yourself going down to downtown Austin, riding in an open-air Jeep, not knowing that at any moment someone could shoot you out of one of the buildings."
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Galia Harrington

As Interviewed by Kate K.
"If one person is discriminated against, we all are. And I don't want to go around feeling blue, and so what I do is I try to do a little something about it."
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Tomas Moreno

As interviewed by Fernando Moreno
"I feel as if I lost my childhood."
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Alan Graham

As Interviewed by Louis Handy
"We've all been alone. We've all felt ostracized to some degree, no matter who we are. The only answer to that deal is love, and it's love inside community, which is family."
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Victoria Cain

As Interviewed by Andrew Cain
"I just really felt bad for everybody."
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Yvonne Weber

As Interviewed by Caroline V.
"The FBI came to our house and questioned my mother, and so there was a period when it was very uncertain what was going to happen."
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Merle Orelove

As Interviewed by Lia W.
"My heart was pounding. I thought 'Oh no, more prejudice, more antisemitism, here it comes.'"
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Rusmir Music

As Interviewed by Vincent Hao
"It was just that I had a desire to help people understand, especially my personal background and help them see and accept difference, and to see that difference isnít bad, its just different. "
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Kalidas Vasamsetti

As Interviewed by A. K.
"I like to remember the war as being fought under a blanket because we werenít really informed about what was going on."
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Terri Tafoya

As Interviewed by Caroline Diaz
"One thing people need to know is they can make reports anonymously. They do not have to give anything except the city and state theyíre reporting from."
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Srivatsa Kundalgurki

As Interviewed by Prerna K.
"The realization came down upon me was that one's destiny was being decided at birth and it did not matter how hard you studied or how smart you were."
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Cynthia Osborne

As Interviewed by I. B.
"I canít fix a problem unless I really understand it and see it firsthand."
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Patricia Conneen

as Interviewed by Griffin A.
"You can have it all, but not all at once."
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Hermann Vigil

As interviewed by Clara R.
"When I graduated from college, I went to rent an apartment in Los Angeles, and I saw the ad, and I went there and the lady said, ĎNo we donít rent to Mexicans.í"
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Raul A.

As Interviewed by Amber A.
"When I was about 16, I started coming over here across the border, and I got deported twice, where I got put in a detention for about two to three days only. Then they would let me go back to Mexico. This didnít stop me. I really wanted to come over to the United States because life was pretty rough, and when I was working hard in the field. I got paid really nothing, so I just kept on trying."
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Jogi Bhagat

As Interviewed by Mihir Kamble
"It's a matter of justice. I think justice has not been done to these poor people."
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Sirish Vavilla

As Interviewed by Chaitanya Aduru
"Over a period of time, the caste system's meaning has been wrongly understood."
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Cari Collins

As Interviewed by Amanda P.
"Instead of being Americans who come with money and time to come fix something, we just build relationships and really try to connect."
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Mariam

As Interviewed by Gabriel M.
"I remember the week of the revolution, right before it happened, they shut down all schools. "
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Dr. Robert Garraty

as Interviewed by Max Stein
"I think we've made great strides. Just the fact that we have a African-American president means a lot, but I do believe there is still racism in this country."
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Paloma Diaz

As Interviewed by Bela Madrid
"You donít know what democracy is until you lose it. We lost it, we know why itís important. We want people to not be afraid to talk about politics. We want people to be interested in the destiny of their country."
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Soroush Azadi

As Interviewed by Sierra Guequierre
"My parents decided that instead of sending another child away, they would uproot their entire lives and try to take a risk and see if they could allow their kids an opportunity to be educated..."
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John A. Loewen

As Interviewed by Will Loewen
"When we moved to Mississippi in 1966, in the next county, there were three people murdered and buried in a pond dam for Civil Rights activities, and I donít think they were all black. I think there were some white Civil Rights workers; young people from the north that were killed. And that was right in the next county where we were living. "
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Jing L. Black

As Interviewed by Kevin B.
"We were educated how Chairman Mao was good, how he was our god, and we worshipped him every day."
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Gillian Davis

As Interviewed by Anna Davis
"We used to wear blinders. we didn't know what was going on, and we didn't stop to ask."
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Manzur Yazdani

As Interviewed by Sian Y.
"Since it was not very safe in the city, we used to live in Dhaka at the time, we went to our village all of our family and extended families walked a long distance to our village. So we stayed in the city for some time, but when it was unsafe, we actually had to move to the village."
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Renee Lafair

As Interviewed by Sawyer Timco
"There is a saying that when sometimes the biggest problem in bullying is not the bully, but all of the people standing by and doing nothing about it; the silence around it."
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Rita Rowan

As Interviewed by Aubrey R.
"Thereís supposed be 631 good deeds you do every day. But if you can do a few of those that help repair the world Ė thatís a good thing, and so the focus was always to heal the world, to repair the world."
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Jonathan Maffay Ph.D

As Interviewed by Alex Mancevski
"Since I live in this country, itís my responsibility to make this country and this government the most peaceful, the most sustainable country in the world, and that we help the world to become a better place, to not become a more dangerous place, where there are more wars, more devastation and more human rights violations."
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Rona Statman

As Interviewed By Cassidy Dreyfus
"When I first came to Texas we had a lot of people in state institutions, and so it was kind of out of sight out of mind mentality... thereís a lot less people living there. And so thatís one of the things ARC has always wanted to accomplish."
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C. L. Wright

As Interviewd by Lydia J.
"I think it comes from a place of fear; 'What will happen if we do? Will something change in a way that will hurt us?'"
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R.W.

As Interviewed by V. W.
"Encouragement is the key to fighting discrimination against girls."
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Lilia RodrŪguez-Sullivan

As Interviewed by Alice S.
"I've always felt like a minority. We [immigrants] are all minorities in the United States because we all come from different places and countries."
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Frances Bridgeman

As Interviewed by Ellie Nichols
"It just blew my mind that I wasn't equal, and I couldn't do certain things."
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Li-Chu Fu

As Interviewed by Edward L
"There are no differences, all are equal."
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K.Samineni

As Interviewed by Sreenidhi T.
"It went like any other thing that is established for a good reason; it goes wacko, to the other side."
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Sue Masters

As Interviewed by Ellie Owen
"When I grew up, everybody was mixed with everybody."
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Bryan McCarthy

As Interviewed by E. L.
"My partner committed suicide May 5th, 2010, and that certainly moved me to work on behalf of the veterans..."
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Hannah Calkins

As Interviewed by Bella Cheng
"When the school started, everybody was really hopeful about the state of the school and about the kind of opportunities that it would offer them."
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Stanley Miyahara

As Interviewed by Stephanie K
"Can see the ocean clearly from the mountain and saw the ships in the ocean shooting their cannons into the sky."
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Stephanie Thomas

As Interviewed by Avi H
"We decided what we wanted to do was to fight so that more people [with disabilities] had the opportunity to live in the community, and they wouldnít have to be stuck in nursing homes. "
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Archer Hadley

As Interviewed by Zach Ward
"Being disabled in the community is like everything else Ė a blessing and a curse Ė because you get to open up normal functioning peopleís lives to what other peoplesí world is like, other peopleís life is like."
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Dan Brinks

As Interviewed by Andrew Lewis
"As a university teacher, many people think that all I do is lecture but actually I don't do that very often. I mostly do research for different projects."
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Shu-In Powell

As Interviewed by Isabel Lerman
"American had this prejudice against, thinking Asian women would marry a man here because they wanted to immigrate, and they wanted their green card. So, you know, came with a purpose, thatís what they called it. Married with a purpose. And back then, my parents didnít really want me to (leave Taiwan), but they respected me enough to let me make my own decision."
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Paul Chapa

As Interviewed by Cristian M.
"I don't want people to be ashamed of their race, sex, or ethnicity."
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Oscar Gonzalez

As Interviewed by Nicholas Gonzalez
"I decided to immigrate because I wanted to know what the United States was all about, so I started applying for the American Consulate to get all my papers in line so I could come to the United States."
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Alma Delia Martinez

As interviewed by Erick R.
"When I told my parents that I was going to go to America they were both excited and scared."
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Roberto Canas

As Interviewed by Taylor McCarthy
"My philosophy is that if they are truly a first time offenders, then letís really send the message the firsts time so that he doesn't come back."
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Ryan Clinton

As Interviewed by Vada Andrews
"We were just that group over there, yelling about the animals, but a group of people who want to dedicate themselves to something can really make a big difference."
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Donna Beckett

As Interviewed by Evan Hildebrandt
"I definitely have a different attitude towards it [a child or teenage case] because I view it as a chance to educate the child on the laws, so if a child comes to court charged with shoplifting or charged with a curfew violation, then I view that as an opportunity for the child to learn what the curfew laws are, and an opportunity for the child to learn what the repercussions of a theft conviction might be."
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Jay Zapata

Elysa Naranjo
"Don't say I can't."
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Steven Iversen

As Interviewed by Alex McLeod
"I'm no civil rights hero or anything but I did want to stand for what I thought was right and what I believed in."
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Lorena Vargas

As Interviewed by Jesus Gomez
"I was looking for a better future like any other immigrant."
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Modesta Barbina Trevino

As Interviewed by Danielle
"One of the things we would teach the students is, for math problems we would say, "Show us two or three ways to get there," because that's the reality, there's not just one way to come up with the answer."
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