On Race: “When I asked my parents, what am I? Am I mixed? They’d say, 'yeah, with
On Race: “When I asked my parents, what am I? Am I mixed? They’d say, 'yeah, with your mom and your dad.' I really thought we were all just the same people, then I started noticing people treating me differently because I wasn’t white, I wasn’t Black, I wasn’t Mexican...I was a mix of it all. So they were like 'you’re so bright, you make the sun jealous.' My mom and dad helped me cope by telling me color doesn't define you nor does your race.”
On Diversity in School Friendships: “For the most part, my school is Black and Mexican. Black people hang on this side, Mexicans hang on that side. We are all friends, but we just don't have the same circle. It’s not 'just because you are Mexican, we not gonna hang out with you, this is just who clicked with each other, but we’re all friends.'"
On the Realization of Dr. King’s Dream (Yay or Nay): “It has not been fully realized. There is so much we still need to build up. Dr. King opened the doorway for us to find our path in life, we have to be willing to look for it ourselves.”
Her Dream: “The only thing that drives me is that I really want to help people.” She wants to major in anthropology and go on to be an OB/GYN and act.
Why Dream? “Dreams are important: Your dream is like a root to your tree, it makes everything grow.”