Penda Seck, 16
I am from Guinea in Africa. Sometimes I feel like people who are white or African-American or Hispanic judge me. They think that because I’m African they are more special, or better than me. When I meet new people and they ask me what nationality I am, and I say African, even though they wanted to be my friend, immediately their minds change. They come to me with smiles on their faces until I tell them I am African — then their faces drop like they are sad.