Interview with an Indian-American Christian Woman: Part 3

This was my favorite part of my conversation with Anu Skariah  because of her vulnerability… On a more serious note, Anu was honest in sharing about her experience with prejudice and discrimination. Anu: “I have experienced prejudice. My first experience, that I can remember was in the 5th grade. As a class, we went to read to the kindergarteners and first graders. I remember a Caucasian girl looking frantic to join a reading group. When I invited her to mine, she looked around and said, ‘No, I want someone that’s white.’ Her name was Brittany and recalling that event still makes me sad. Later, in high school and middle school I was called names and made […]

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Interview with an Indian-American Christian Woman: Part 1

I had an amazing virtual conversation with Anu Skariah, a deaconess from my church. Anu is an Indian-American, Christian, middle class woman. I was very curious to learn about her culture as a whole and about her views of marriage and faith in relation to her culture. Me: “What are the most important values and beliefs of your culture?” Anu: “The most important values and beliefs in my culture depend greatly on which state in the country you were raised. However, a high value on education and preserving the Indian culture are two things that are important to the people of India.”  Here I understood that the people of India are proud and […]

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