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MyStory Griot Project: Nicole Allen - Discrimination Through the Eyes of a Brown Asian

September 27, 2021 | CASSH Communications |

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Nicole Allen is a UWF graduate student, who is pursuing her MA in Strategic Communication and Leadership.

“Desperate to look, act, and be revered as much as the blond-haired, blue-eyed girls in my class, I formed an internalized prejudice towards my own race,” Allan admitted.

“I made constant attempts to make friends with those children I believed embodied the ideal characteristics, only to become a willing accessory in their own blooming prejudices.”

Nicole Allen's is a student in the UWF Strategic Communication and Leadership program. Here, she shares her story, which highlights the discrimination she has experienced through the "eyes of a brown Asian."

Kaitlyn Millsap is a UWF student who is pursuing her BFA in Musical Theatre. She is the voice behind Nicole's story. To read more, visit Allen's story on WUWF

The MyStoryGriot Project is an initiative of the UWF CASSH Workgroup on Race, Ethnicity and Belonging. To learn more about the MyStory Griot Project, visit

To learn more about the CASSH Workgroup on Race, Ethnicity and Belonging, visit To learn more about the UWF College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, visit

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