Rinzin, you have a beautiful writer’s voice with which to use your experiences to enlighten and educate others, especially those of my fellow Americans who do not understand what real hardship is, and who have embraced racism and xenophobia. I know it’s painful for you to relive your experiences as you write, but perhaps this can be therapeutic for you, as it will certainly be educational for so many others.

Retired Navy. Inveterate contrarian. If I haven’t done it, I’ve usually done something close.