Looking Back from Where I Am

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Experiencing racism is a personal story. It is poignant and real only to those who encounter it on their journey through life. This fact was made plain to me many years ago when I was still internalizing the lessons that the world had to teach me and had not yet the confidence to express a forceful opinion. While studying for my A levels, the first hurdle to jump over as a prerequisite to entering university in the UK, my then lecturer in…