Growing up in a multicultural environment presented me with a unique opportunity. I could adopt a worldview which differed from that of a person whose immediate environment is, for lack of a better term, homogenous.
I came of age surrounded by people from different backgrounds. In fact, my high school was broken down into a 65% Hispanic, 30% Black, 5% “other” demographic. There were more non-white “others” who attended my high school than actual white kids. That’s not to say that I didn’t have any white friends, because I did. I had three of them. Aside from them, every other human that I associated with was Black, Cuban, Puerto Rican, Dominican, Venezuelan, and so on. [Read more…]