Every day when I walked into the school cafeteria, I always noticed how segregated everyone was. It was always one ethnic group to each table, and…

Every day when I walked into the school cafeteria, I always noticed how segregated everyone was. It was always one ethnic group to each table, and then there were the outcasts. I never understood why the school was like that, it was like the color of our skin was everything. One day my best friend told me that her counselor suggested she not take advanced courses because they would be too difficult for her based on her being Hispanic. Racism still exists, and I would see it every day, especially some of the remarks I would hear. It was as if all those who looked Hispanic were categorized as Mexicans, or the blacks as the ones that were academically unfit, and the Asians being the nerds. We’re all labeled and no one ever spoke up about it. I know some people were hurt. Racism is still out there, but we can still do something about it.
– Stefannie