I’ve talked about race before in the past, but never as much as I have to do at Wheelock. It is an important topic, but I believe Wheelock stresses about it so much that they make it an issue. I grew up and went to a high school that was very divers in race. No one ever had an issue about it. At Wheelock I feel as if there is a sense of pressure talking about race, and if you’re white there is almost a sense of shame. I don’t believe skin color is the only thing that should make up race because according to my anncestory I could have been identified as something other than whie. I am French and portugese, but a lot of people don’t realize I am also cape verdian.