Lou Jing‘s stint on a reality show introduced China to her talent and her life. Her mother is Chinese; her father is black. CNN reported on what what happened to the young woman who speaks and identifies herself as Chinese. The piece shows how people across the globe have yet to accept those who appear different than them. They called her names, tried to push her away. Jing, 20, kept her poise.
“I think I’m the same as all the girls here, except for my skin color,” she said, before leaving the reality show. “We share the same stage and the same dream. I’ve tried my best, so no matter what happens, I’ll hold onto my dream.”