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Why Are People Ashamed of Their Colour?|
by Alesha Straight
When I was a child, I was ashamed of my colour because I thought I was different from the other kids because I looked different. But when I grew up I began to see that we are all the same; only our skin colour is different. I donít know why people go tanning on the tanning beds or lie out. That makes them look as if maybe they donít like their own colour. When people lie out they can get cancer. My friend got cancer from lying out. Thatís what I think. Some people are not ashamed of their colour. I used to be, because I was the only black kid in my class at Prince Charles. Well, itís still the same here at SHJS: I am the only black kid in this class. But that doesnít bother me now. I am happy being different from other people because I have my own identity.