Thursday, August 18, 2016

Being labeled as Asian – daughter of Indian immigrants

Nupur Goel is in the 11th Grade at Gilmour Academy.  She was the 2016 Grand Prize winner of the Stop the Hate essay program of the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage.  She spoke on a panel run by the Maltz Museum and Global Cleveland titled Begin the Conversation: Cleveland's Immigrant Communities Today: Pan-Asian Community.  Her parents emigrated from Indian over 20 years ago.  She said that labels can be important and beneficial in understanding a person but when they are used to box people into a preconceived category they can be harmful.

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