By Kathy Sun, Senior Manager at Search for Common Ground

Starting at the age of five, I very seriously wanted to be a singer. I found solace in music, and I loved to perform.

By the time I turned twelve, I had abandoned this dream — not because I no longer wanted to be a singer, but because I figured it was impossible. I had never seen a famous singer of Asian descent in the U.S.

The world looks different today. BTS, a Korean band, just broke the record for most views of a YouTube video within 24 hours, a…

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