Japjee's Story

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“Life growing up was disheartening,” says Japjee Singh, an 18-year-old from Dunwoody, Georgia. Growing up in a northern suburb of Atlanta in DeKalb County meant Japjee, a brown-skinned Sikh from Punjab, tended to stick out. He describes it: “I’m here, this one brown kid, who wears a turban”, and the other kids were quick to notice. When he was eight-years-old, …