Martha Cotera

As Interviewed By Samantha Cotera
"I learned ... that once you get put in a bottom group, itís very hard to catch up."
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Phyllis Wald

As Interviewed by Gus Abramowitz
"When Hitler allowed the refugees to go back to wherever they wanted to go, wherever home was, if it was available, my family went to the DP camps. The American government created housing for refugees, so we lived in military barracks on a military base for five years in Germany."
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Brittney DeMars

As Interviewed by Sadie Broughton
"I always had to be the strong one, the responsible one."
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Rebecca M.

As Interviewed by Riley C.
"I felt so sorry for those parents. To see their children discriminated against and treated meanly was very, very hard."
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Linda Carpenter: In Her Own Words

As Interviewed by Avery Evans
"Everything got better because they had access to care."
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Jill Schmidt

As Interviewed by Daniel Jordan
"And I got really fed up with it one day, so i stood up and yelled 'I'm not contagious!'"
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Atis Jurbergs

As Interviewed by Alexander Jurbergs
"I remember one day it got so bad I just walked home in the middle of the day."
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Pari Kalari

As Interviewed by R.K.
"Only by doing child labor or begging on the streets, would they be able to live on a daily basis, get some food on their plate."
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Mike McDonald

As Interviewed by KB
"We were not very popular when we came home and less and less is that the situation now. I think people have come to realize that you don't blame the soldier for the war."
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Jenna Goen

As Interviewed by Alex Kelly
"...It was really common to see beggars pushing themselves around on kinda like little skateboard like things because they didn't have their legs. They had gotten infected and just had to be cut off."
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Mannuel Bruner

As interviewed by Martin D.
"They may have lost everything but they were happy that they were still together and still alive. "
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Sanaa Dalu

As Interviewed By Sami Dalu
"I accepted the challenge, to leave the place where all my family is, to go far away to get an education. It was about 4 hours flying on an airplane. I felt so empty and I was crying."
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Valerie Huerta

As Interviewed by Ava De Leon
"Yeah it might be easier for guys, but if a female can do it and show them that 'Hey we are just as strong as you and we can do the same things that you do.' Then it is even better."
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Robin Wilson

As interviewed by Chloe Draper
"So we were down and they were trying to find us and we had gone into a corner of the Bermuda Triangle Cause when we went through a corner part of the triangle and we lost all our sonar, we lost our navigational equipment was all going haywire until we came out of the Triangle and then everything came back up. "
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Habibe Erkan

As Interviewed by Begum Erkan
"It's a little challenging at times the hardest thing when immigrating is leaving my family and friends behind so I gradually lost contact with my friends."
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Jenna Laube

As interviewed by Lola Galindo DeLeon
"You could see that they had never been exposed to it before, and that they were proud of themselves for learning."
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As Interviewed by Ben Garner
"It didn't affect me much as a child, but as I grew older I began to realize what was going on around me, and I was dumbfounded at how so many people could turn a blind eye to the suffering of others."
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Jennifer Green

As Interviewed by Vivian Green
"I mean, these guys were like sixteen and should not have been doing that because, even though I was tall, they still should have been able to tell that I was a child."
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Charles Gregg

As Interviewed by Evan Henderson
" do very well when everybody else is doing very well..."
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James G.

As Interviewed by Chase Hays
"Honestly, I hope there isnít a gay community. I hope it's just a community. I hope there is no more need for parades or laws or all those things. We are human beings. "
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Barbara Vito

As interviewed by Ryan Kerwick
"Well, it was a way of life, you know, where it is just taken for granted that women didn't get as much money and they didn't get the same kind of work and people accepted it, cause they didn't know any differently at the time."
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Jolan Hsieh

As Interviewed by Sophie Lee
"Continue to walk, continue to talk, continue to do what you believe."
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Elsie Jean Wortham

As Interviewed by Gabi Patt
"I always felt good if I thought that I had done a good job that day and cared for that person. Whether the person lived or died, just to be kind and you know just to give them as much care and love as you could."
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Daly Enstrom

As Interviewed by Calder Randolph
"There were just dead people all around us on the sidewalks, and when we got to the wharf, we got onto that ferry and then there was a huge explosion, huge explosion, because they were bombarding Danzig,"
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Howard Pollack

As Interviewed by Sydney Simmons
"We were working hard, we were essentially winning, and we were winning something I thought was worth winning. "
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Thomas E. Davis

As Interviewed by Bella Sweet
"The Chinese had come into the war in support of North Korea, and they were everywhere."
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Abeye Teshome

As interviewed by Leelai Teshome
"Immigrating to America and leaving my home was an adventure for me. "
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Samantha Tran

As Interviewed by Jon T.
"...there was a curfew so no one could go in and out at all and you could see the light, the red light and fire from the bombing. "
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Aurora Flores-Wolsky

As Interviewed by Crystal U.
"A person who keeps trying and doesn't give up will one day become a winner. "
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Gohar Jawanmardi

As Interviewed by Declan K.
"Towards the end it was likeÖ run for your life, or die. "
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Megan K

As Interviewed by Finn K
"As young as when I was a teenager, at my very first job, there was an older man working with me who made inappropriate sexual comments regularly."
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Sun Lee

As Interviewed by Devin Lee
"So, we have-a kind of a, rankings, between the friends; itís not an equally same."
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Edward Webster Olney Jr.

As Interviewed by Brody Martell
"He took the container, and empties it out in the parking lot of customs, and had a big bulldozer smash it all, smashed it all up, and threw it back into the container."
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Rosalba Belman

As interviewed by Jimena Martinez
"I had nowhere to live, no car to drive, and I had three girls that I needed to get to school."
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Barry Metzger

As Interviewed By Lucy M.
"Unfortunately people donít abide by the rules and the laws."
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Gail Smith

As Interviewed by Norah Parker
"It hurt me terribly and I hurt terribly for Deborah. And I wondered if our friendship had caused her so much pain. "
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Jolanda P

As Interviewed by Diego P.
"It was a system based on lies, and it needed to be changed."
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Anuradha Rao

As Interviewed by Divya Rao
"We all knew that the US pays well and it was like, say for the same job, in India you would get paid one tenth or one twentieth of what you got paid. I was earning $300 out there and I came here and for the same job, I was getting paid $3000."
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Vonti Bright

As Interviewed by Ruby Sulter
"We were almost treated as if we were prostitutes."
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Cassandra Carr

As Interviewed by Claire W.
"The people we had sent to run it, a couple of men, we were in a meeting with the chairman, and I presented this scenario, that things were about to fall apart. They denied it because they were the people in charge, and the CEO listened to them. And it fell apart. And later it fell apart!"
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Sarah Morris

As Interviewed by Jette Morris
"It blew my mind ... her way of thinking was that we handle everyone exactly the same. That treating everyone well, means treating everyone the same."
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Felice House

As Interviewed by Wiley Younger
"I've always been interested in creating images of women as I see them, in contrast to how they are portrayed in advertising; sort of consumable, overly sexualized images of women."
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Jerry Barbosa

As Interviewed by Jordan Birnbaum
"And being a foreigner, you have to work twice as hard to succeed."
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Christopher Warner

As Interviewed By August Bohmer
"It felt like people were taking away our rights."
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Ben Dowell

As Interviewed by Ben Carcasi
"Well, I donít think racism in any form is good, but personally, I would rather live somewhere where its blatant instead of where it's insidious and not clearly stated."
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Dr. Jessica Dapper

As Interviewed by Ava Dapper
"A lot of times the poor will actually want to be discharged from the emergency department even if it isn't in their best interest because they don't have the resources to even, you know get health care."
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Sharon Rader

As Interviewed by Zimm Davis
"The way that God would want me act and be and do was to be a pastor. "
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Yong Ding

As Interviewed by Julia Ding
"Food is the utmost important thing to keep one out of poverty."
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Mirriam Seddiq

As interviewed by H.F
"These are people that have a right to be in this country, they have green cards. They've been in this country for ten, fifteen, twenty, thirty years. They have jobs, they have houses, they have kids. They weren't letting them come in, they were sending them back on planes."
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Marinella Temprosa

As Interviewed by Jay Campanell
"I was 11 years old when she left and she told me that I had to take care of the family."
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Laurie Heffron

As Interviewed by JD J.
"A lot of the people I end up working with or the topics I end up working on tend to be communities of people who are marginalized or whose voices are silenced and who donít have a lot of power in our society."
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About Madhu K.

As Interviewed by Anika K.
"I was still a twenty one year old who moved here and was trying to figure out my place in the world."
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David Kim

As Interviewed By Issac Kim
"To be honest, it's a nightmare to dream about my military service days."
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Ana Stephen Lassiter

As Interviewed by Kayla L
"I was able to see the success of having this company here in my community, and seeing what it takes for people to work together."
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Judith Moyer

As Interviewed by Charlotte Moyer
"We didnít think stuff about flowers, and music and church decorations were really essential to understanding the meaning of marriage in the Presbyterian Church so thatís how come we started over and we talked about marriage as a gift from God."
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Eric Copt

As Interviewed by Wilson Nasi
"And, even on the submarine I was on, we had African Americans...we had Spanish people, we had people from the Philippines, we had all sorts of folks..."
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Jennifer Buntinx

As Interviewed by Claire Prairie
"And I mean 'we' as in anyone who wasn't a white male."
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Michael Rose

As Interviewed by Audrey Rose
"And we got it on the ground, but it was really really a busy few minutes."
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Debra Jean Lancaster

As Interviewed by Abigail Sanders
"That was his largest struggle, and just living in the fear everyday of being caught and having to go back, to being deported."
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Pradeep Shrivastava

As Interviewed by Sarthak Sarans
"Almost everybody used to sleep outside because there was no electricity."
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Shashikant Shah

As Interviewed by Rohan Shah
"We came as a refugee to India, they not allow us to bring anything with us and we had to start from scratch."
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Dr. Shubhra Sharma

As Interviewed by Ari Sharma
"I loved the idea of teaching, mostly I think, I loved the idea of learning through teaching."
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Cason Ong*

As Interviewed by K.T.
"Because of the quota system, it's not based on your results why you are accepted into the university."
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James Velde Hiroyuki Uyeki

As Interviewed by Oliver Uyeki
"Its not just that I didn't know I had it, but that other people didn't know about it."
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Jatinder Nath Vasisht

As Interviewed by Aayush Vij
"Civilian rights were ok! But they were just butchering everybody... I mean every Hindu!"
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Felix A. Perez

As Interviewed by Gabriel Villa
"The Vietcong would go into a village and capture all the little ones and all the men that could fight and they gave them a gun and said 'You're gonna fight or were gonna kill you.' "
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Antonio Gibbs

As Interviewed by Nathan Voorhees
"It was definitely hard and challenging because I always had to prove myself."
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Gretchen Sween

As Interviewed by Maggie F.
"Lawyers lose all the time, but it is very different when if you lose, your client is going to be killed and really feeling that is very distressing."
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Ram Mohan Balachandran

As Interviewed by Nina Balachandran
"I think in an ideal world, people getting advanced degrees from foreign countries should be automatically allowed to be able to migrate to the U.S."
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Barea M. Sinno

As Interviewed by Dylan Bickley
"You no longer identify with the people that you lived with, but you also donít really identify with the people in the host country."
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Patricia Friar

As Interviewed by Flynn C.
"When I was doing things for the refugees, I felt happy. I was glad to be helping them, and I felt very lucky that I didnít have to go through the same things they were going through."
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Bonnie Barrera

As Interviewed by Alli Ekrot
"We could not go in the courthouse, Ďcause it was all steps. And I stood there; looking at the steps, with my son in our wheelchair, and thinking, 'I canít go in that building!'"
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Aurora Flores-Wolsky

As Interviewed by Nathan Elias
"Did she think I didnít know what was going on and had a good opinion because of what I looked like?"
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Elizabeth Morphis

As Interviewed by Jasalyn Franco
"I think segregation in schools today is not necessarily racially based, I think it's socioeconomic. I think that it's about money and the people who have access to schools with the materials that are necessary for receiving a good education..."
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Jessica Mols

As Interviewed by Maxine F
"So our job in KIND is to try to find pro Bono attorneys to represent these children in their deportation proceedings and try to find a way for them to stay in the United States with a type of lawful status. "
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William Render

As Interviewed by Charlie G
"I looked down and I saw his name and there was an asterisk by his name. So I said, 'what does that mean?' And I went down and the asterisk meant guys who died in captivity. "
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Merrily Hoffman

As Interviewed by Ben Hoffman
"And he looked at me like there was something wrong with me and said, your the only woman in the office and they canít do filing; they're men."
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Katherine Ellis

As Interviewed by Quinlan Huh
"You know people respond to disaster in different ways. You have some people who are kind of in denial. They donít really want to accept that theyíve just lost everything they own. There other people who process it well. They grieve, but they also recognize itís just stuff and theyíre still alive. There are also the people who kind of canít process it at all..."
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Ingrid Kokinda

As interviewed by Otter Kokinda
"And I noticed a sign in the window, 'No Blacks Served Here.'"
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Rebecca Liu

As Interviewed by Irena Li
"There is discrimination everywhere you go, but now we are fighting for it to end. "
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Tina Zhang

As Interviewed by Michelle Lu
"I like to stay here, and there are a lot of opportunities in here, and I just feel Iím happy to live in US."
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Connie Lane

As Interviewed by Arlo McGill
"And back then women didn't work after they had children, they stayed home and took care of the house and the kids and that was their job."
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James O'Neill

As Interviewed by Jake M.
"But there wasn't anything we could do about it."
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Duong Nguyen

As Interviewed by Thanh-Lan Nguyen
"When you in the open sea on a small boat, you risk your life and a storm - even a small one - can sink your boat and your life."
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Martha Lewis

As Interviewed by Robby Teal
"It never occurred to us that we could be a doctor or a lawyer or an engineer or anything like that."
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John Tian

As Interviewed by Christine T.
"Usually in China, resources are allocated based on where you live. In city or urban areas, they get more resources, so schools are better equipped. In rural areas, schools have less resources, so teachers are less qualified, and also the buildings are less advanced."
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Vasudevan Rajagopal

As Interviewed by Abhinav V
"They were trying to impose Hindi, and not-speaking-Hindi states did not like that."
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Jose Ramirez Jr.

As Interviewed by Quintyn Zoghby
"They said, 'If you stay here for 4 years, weíll promote you to sergeant,' and I told Ďem you can shelve it. You had plenty of time to make me.'"
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Alan Keitt

As Interviewed by M.K.
"There was a draft for Vietnam, but what they needed was a lot of soldiers, but they also needed blood."
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Fredrick L. Frey

As Interviewed by Ben M.
"The take away from all that is the bottom line, for just about everyone we talked to was, 'is there a particular country in the world that you feel closest to?' and they said they all said 'yes, the United states.'"
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