Susanna Busico

As Interviewed by Miles Metzger
"It made me realize that all along these schools in the south say they were separate but equal. They were not equal. Those kids were not learning what everyone else was learning. It was very discouraging, but I felt optimistic that now they were learning."
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Brian Lee Ramos

As Interviewed by A.J. Ramos
"For the most part it was praise. Every comment that I've ever had has been one of that's-that's a pretty stand up thing to do. It's pretty-it's different."
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Bill Scheel

As Interviewed by Margaret Hearne
"I walked up the stairs and there was a sign that said “Colored Bathroom” And I said to myself, “Where are we? What country is this?”"
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Terri Valenzuela

As Interviewed by Sophia Roberts
"When they were playing in the playoffs and winning games, to them it was just ordinary. That’s what they did, that’s what they knew."
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Oscar Woytek

As interviewed by Jack Woytek
"There are some people that are going to feel like they are better than somebody else. We are all equal."
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Martha Cotera

As Interviewed By Samantha Cotera
"I learned ... that once you get put in a bottom group, it’s very hard to catch up."
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Rebecca M.

As Interviewed by Riley C.
"I felt so sorry for those parents. To see their children discriminated against and treated meanly was very, very hard."
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As Interviewed by Ben Garner
"It didn't affect me much as a child, but as I grew older I began to realize what was going on around me, and I was dumbfounded at how so many people could turn a blind eye to the suffering of others."
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Howard Pollack

As Interviewed by Sydney Simmons
"We were working hard, we were essentially winning, and we were winning something I thought was worth winning. "
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Gail Smith

As Interviewed by Norah Parker
"It hurt me terribly and I hurt terribly for Deborah. And I wondered if our friendship had caused her so much pain. "
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Ben Dowell

As Interviewed by Ben Carcasi
"Well, I don’t think racism in any form is good, but personally, I would rather live somewhere where its blatant instead of where it's insidious and not clearly stated."
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Eric Copt

As Interviewed by Wilson Nasi
"And, even on the submarine I was on, we had African Americans...we had Spanish people, we had people from the Philippines, we had all sorts of folks..."
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Miguel S.

As Interviewed by Colin Neaville
"I believe that there is more unity now a-days. I think a lot of things were hidden behind closed doors back in their time."
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Jatinder Nath Vasisht

As Interviewed by Aayush Vij
"Civilian rights were ok! But they were just butchering everybody... I mean every Hindu!"
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Margaret Del Prado

As interviewed by Isa Lippman
"There was always a lot of prejudice in our small town. They didn't think you were ever good enough, mija."
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Aurora Flores-Wolsky

As Interviewed by Nathan Elias
"Did she think I didn’t know what was going on and had a good opinion because of what I looked like?"
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Elizabeth Morphis

As Interviewed by Jasalyn Franco
"I think segregation in schools today is not necessarily racially based, I think it's socioeconomic. I think that it's about money and the people who have access to schools with the materials that are necessary for receiving a good education..."
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Ingrid Kokinda

As interviewed by Otter Kokinda
"And I noticed a sign in the window, 'No Blacks Served Here.'"
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Rebecca Liu

As Interviewed by Irena Li
"There is discrimination everywhere you go, but now we are fighting for it to end. "
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James O'Neill

As Interviewed by Jake M.
"But there wasn't anything we could do about it."
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Vasudevan Rajagopal

As Interviewed by Abhinav V
"They were trying to impose Hindi, and not-speaking-Hindi states did not like that."
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Mark Ramon

As Interviewed by Sofia Ramon
"Racism, discrimination, it’s not a black or a white or a brown thing -- it’s really just about any group feeling confused or worried about something new"
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Lucas A. 'Scot' Powe Jr.

As Interviewed by Nathan Williams
"If the jury had any doubt about guilt or innocence, they would find the defendant guilty and sentence him to be executed."
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Jennie Dutton

Interviewed by Sam P.
"I used to live in Brazil. Conditions out there were terrible. People were either very, very rich or very, very poor. And the very very poor were unbelievably poor. It was horrible."
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Genevieve Dell

As Interviewed by Bo Bednar
"Americans look at Africans differently than they look at African-Americans."
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Police Brutality

"I never looked at police the same way again."
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Rebecca Bernhardt

As Interviewed by Duncan Findlay
"Prosecutors really prioritize winning over getting it right, police practices are not constrained enough... and our sentences are way too long -- we put people in jail for way too much time."
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Hisham Besheer

As Interviewed by Hazel H.
"I think stereotypes exist. I think they’re everywhere."
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Mary Beth Gartner

As Interviewed by Ridley Ott
"I would always go as far back on the bus as I could get without crossing the line, because they didn’t want me there any more than other people wanted them up front."
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Vitaly Zavadsky

As Interviewed by Alexander Zavadsky
"Being Jew in Russia is not something I could wish on anybody in the world."
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Amy Gonzales

As Interviewed by Carter Rose Matheny
"It’s like I’m not Mexican enough for Mexican families, but I am certainly not White to fit in with the White families. So, I’m just me. I’ve accepted that, but I do feel that, and I am aware when I am sitting in a Principal meeting and I am the only brown person in a room of like fifty."
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Everette Swan, Jr.

As Interviewed by Allee Esqueda
"The big thing about that races is if I don't win, you don't win and if they don't win, no one else wins because ultimately, we all need each other and all are the same as each other. I don't really see a race. I'd rather see us all working together."
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Juanita Flores - Smith

As Interviewed by Zarqa Fatima
"Discrimination is part of the fabric of many Americans at the time, and even now it is still part of the fabric of some Americans..."
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Jolanda Prozzi

As Interviewed by Eric Haney
"The neighborhood that I grew up in looked just like Hyde Park, except that everybody was white, and the houses are made out of brick... then there are large parts of South Africa where black people lived in very poor housing conditions -- shacks, mud huts, with no access to electricity or running water or sewage facilities."
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Rose Ann Smith

As Interviewed by Lizzy Spedale
"I was in the 9th grade and it was the junior high at that time and they called all of the 9th grade students in the theater and the principal told us the we would be going to school the next year with black people."
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Tiffany Roberson

As Interviewed by Harrison C.
"The police drew a weapon on us and told us that we needed to get out of the street and leave the area. It was shocking to me because twenty to thirty people in the street, leaving the building and going to their cars, but our group was targeted and had weapons drawn on us."
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Steven Johnson

As Interviewed by Landon C.
"I remember one time we were eating at a restaurant and we were eating, having a good time, and then the waitress brought us our check, and then she just stood there."
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As Interviewed by Eliana Prozzi
"So, in terms of impact I think I only developed a political conscience when I was in university."
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Gonzalo Barrientos

As Interviewed By Luke Foster
"And going out there, I started noticing when I was five or six years old, the differences in people. I asked why we couldn’t go into the restaurants or the cafes -- as we called them then -- and they said that it was because they didn’t serve Mexicans. I didn’t know anything about that. ‘What? What? you’re a human being!’"
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Gopalsamy Ramaswamy

As Interviewed by Pallavi Gokul
"I was straight away, on the basis of my caste, denied admission."
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