Dreams of My Parents
At age 16, my father’s family had the opportunity to immigrate to America. My grandparents dreamed of coming to a new land filled with opportunities. However, establishing a different life in a new country became their reality. Completely building and starting a family-owned Chinese restaurant in Charlottesville, Virginia in the 1990s attracted many customers. Although they often faced work-related injuries, tiredness, and fears to make a living, they confronted racism and stereotypes.
About The Author: This is an essay submitted by a high school student who wants to stay anonymous to protect the identity of her parents.