Nila Venkat

Not Black Nor White

Nila Venkat grew up equating white with beautiful. In her teens, she developed a stronger sense of self, and became reconciled with her identity as an immigrant and an Indian-American.

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Do Teens Care About the Oscars?

The Oscars have never been a big deal to me. The few times I’ve caught the show on TV, it seems like a small group of people celebrating themselves. Of course, they’re famous, wealthy, and mostly white. As a teenager and a person of color, it’s never felt relevant.

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