Profile: Arryana Jackson

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In this episode of Radio Nepantla, Bryan Arévalo talks to Arryana “Arry” Jackson, an Afro-Latinx student from California State University, Northridge (CSUN) who spoke about challenges that stemmed from her appearance and feelings of exclusion as Jackson is both Black and Puerto Rican.

“As a kid, I didn’t know what group to hang out with. I was like, I don’t know if I’m Black enough to hang out with the Black kids at my school. But I don’t know if I’m – obviously there’s like no Puerto Ricans in my town. My family’s probably like the only one within like a 30-mile radius. But I was like, for my Hispanic side, I don’t know if I fit in enough with them because I don’t speak Spanish.”

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