Do you think your appearance has ever put you at a disadvantage or in a dangerous situation?
By Kirsten Jadoo & Nallely Ruiz
Published April 19, 2012 at 3:12 pm
"I like to think that appearances don't matter in this world, so I try to not think about my appearance in regards to whatever I do, or my experiences." Steve Beltran, third-year, porter, film and digital media.
"I wouldn't think so but then again, I know traveling I went to Morocco with my sister ... and we didn't feel comfortable at night going out just [us
"I'm a dark-skinned male so I think sometimes people might look at me different because of that ... It has caused preconceived notions of me." Ahil PonArul, third-year, college 10, math and economics
"Well, first off, I'm a black woman. I feel like being a woman walking around campus…it makes you look vulnerable. I don't walk around at night by myself. When I went to high school, being an African-American, people definitely looked at me differently. When I came here from Ethiopia, people used to pick on us. I don't know if it was because we were immigrants or if we were black. I never knew the reason. But I feel like [appearances