I traveled 7.300 miles and left all of my family members, except my parents, in Iran to arrive in the United States at the age of seven. I was immediately enrolled in second grade. I had never learned English and I became fluent around the age of 9 through reading large amounts of books and interpreting everyday conversations for my mother.
In fourth and fifth grade, enrolled in a white, upper-middle class elementary school, I experienced xenophobic treatment from another student. He would harass me by calling me a terrorist and by laughing at me with other peers. I tried to ignore it and soon I ...
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