I plan on going to college in SC, USA but I'm terrified that I'll be the only south Asian there and I'll end up hating my dream school because I'm in a sea of white people
Asked by Anonymous
If you’re convinced it’s your dream school, fight for it. You will be outnumbered by White people, but also not alone. Your university will almost undoubtedly have resources/student groups centered around the South Asian, immigrant, and international student experiences that you can join or work alongside. And if it doesn’t, fight to make them. When I arrived at my dream school I felt extremely alienated by the Asian American Center and Chinese Students Association - both spaces I thought would help me navigate the experience of attending a PWI (predominantly white institution). In response to that, I helped found the Association of Multiracial People at my school, and that’s one of the best spaces I’ve ever been lucky enough to find myself in.
It’s also about finding individuals that will love and stand alongside you, though. My a cappella group, for example, is overwhelmingly white - but also comprised of women who are always ready and willing to listen to me, comfort me, and fight for me. Keep your head up!