Why I Chose Not to Be Angry at White People as a Person of Color

In Mongolia’s Altai Region

Writer’s note: This article was first published in 2018 via my media site, Brown Gal Trekker.

When I first arrived in the U.S. at the age of 13, I walked into the classroom at the one and only American high school that I attended in Auburn, Washington as a new student. It didn’t take long for the white students to make fun of my accent or the fact that I…