My Self in the Dominican Culture: A Kalamazoo College Experience
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As the youngest of five siblings, I was the first to attend an out of state college and as most students' experiences at K, I went through a huge culture shock. My major struggles freshmen year were my race and my identity; I was constantly mistaken for an African American when in fact I was the only Dominican on campus. Struggles with my race led to struggles with my identity; I had to stop and think who am I? What did it mean to be a Dominican? How can I express myself to others in the best way possible?