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Passing up the race: Students share stories of racial “passing”

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It was one of the first weeks of sixth grade when Lanna Ahlberg found herself at school talking on the phone in Traditional Mandarin with her Taiwanese grandmother. Hanging up the phone,  Ahlberg found a number of girls staring at her. “In sixth grade, a lot of people thought I was Hispanic or white because…

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