"This was the first time that my friend realised racism wasn't everyday blackface and racial slurs. It was the first time he considered that the neverending racial microaggressions are just as much a part of it too"
"After learning that our life was at stake, we fled to the UK with the hope to better our future and to have the freedom of speech. Unfortunately, the promise of betterment was short-lived as racism and discrimination followed us here too..."
"4 years ago, I sat down next to a white woman on a tram who told me she did not want to “sit next to a nigger”. I ignored her and sat down anyway. I felt a hard smack on the back of my head and one on my thigh..."
"My Korean mother and I were spat on just last month by a group of teenagers. After it happened I couldn’t stop crying and it saddens me to say that even my own father - who is white - didn’t understand why I was so upset."
"How lucky!“ they exclaim," you're so exotic". I can never help but wonder, what if my dad instead had fled from a war-torn country, or somewhere that didn't offer poolside cocktails? Subconsciously, would I be worth less to you?