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  • 1. Just because I’m African Doesn’t mean I eat elephants or monkeys. Doesn’t mean I eat my own people. Doesn’t mean my language sounds like kicking or knocking noises! Just because I’m big Doesn’t mean I don’t exercise. Doesn’t mean I don’t eat healthy. Doesn’t mean that I’m not active. Just because my skin color is dark Doesn’t mean I was in the sun for too long. Doesn’t mean I’m a different kind of species. Doesn’t mean I’m not a human being. My skin does not define me.
  • 2. Just because I’m short Doesn’t mean I can't reach the cereal box on the top shelf. Doesn’t mean I am not good at tackling in football. Doesn’t mean I am a midget. Just because I’m good at math. Doesn’t mean I am a math genius. Doesn’t mean I will become a math educator. Doesn’t mean I will become an accountant. Just because I wear glasses Doesn’t mean it gives you the right to call me four eyes. Doesn’t mean I do not wear contacts. Doesn’t mean that I’m a geek.
  • 3. Just because I’m attending school at an ALC Doesn’t mean that I’m a corrupt kid Doesn’t mean that I’m not clever Doesn’t mean that I drink beer or smoke weed Just because I’m skinny Doesn’t mean I’m anorexic Doesn’t mean I starve myself Doesn’t mean I never eat cookies Just because I’m a quiet person Doesn’t mean that I’m shy Doesn’t mean I don’t like talking to people Doesn’t mean I’m not a social person
  • 4. Just because I’m skinny Doesn’t mean that I'm anorexic. I actually eat a lot but just stay the same size. Doesn’t mean you can call me hurtful names. I'm human and have feelings just like you do. Doesn’t mean that my body is perfect. Just like everyone else I also have flaws. Just because I’m shy Doesn’t mean I don’t speak up. I can be loud. Everyone has a voice. Doesn’t mean that I don’t like to go out and have fun with friends. I love trying new things and meeting new people. Doesn’t mean you should doubt me. I've stepped out of my comfort zone plenty of times and gotten many things accomplished. Just because I’m me Doesn’t mean that my facial expressions make me a mean person. I'm actually a sweetheart. Doesn’t mean I'm stuck up because I walk with my chin held high. I've held my head down for many years. Doesn’t mean that I think I'm better than others. I'm the same as you.
  • 5. Just because… Just because I’m chubby Doesn’t mean my legs can’t run faster than yours. Doesn’t mean my hands can’t punch quicker than yours. Doesn’t mean my stomach can’t flex harder than yours. Just because I’m big Doesn’t mean my head has more brain cells. Doesn’t mean I can’t pick you up by your head. Doesn’t mean I like to be big. Just because I’m Asian Doesn’t mean my eyes can see better than yours. Doesn’t mean I can’t speak better than you. Doesn’t mean I don’t live in Rochester, Minnesota .
  • 6. Just because I’m attending RALC Doesn’t mean I'm overdue on credits. Doesn’t mean I'm a criminal who will rob a bank. Doesn’t mean it’s only for pregnant teenagers. Just because I’m smaller than others Doesn’t mean I can’t reach the cereal box on top of the fridge. Doesn’t mean I can’t lift weights. Doesn’t mean I won’t be mature. Just because I used to skip school Doesn’t mean I’m still the same. Doesn’t mean I’ll only work at McDonalds. Doesn’t mean I won’t go to college.
  • 7. Just because I have piercings Doesn’t mean I curse at strangers at the mall Doesn’t mean I'm creepy and am going to get my whole body pierced. Doesn’t mean I smoke and want to get kicked out of school. Just because I go to ALC Doesn’t mean I have fights with other people Doesn’t mean I don’t like academics and don’t like doing assignments Doesn’t mean I was unsuccessful in all my classes at Mayo High School last year Just because I have made mistakes Doesn’t make me an evil person that will do drugs with your child Doesn’t mean I will rob a store Doesn’t mean I will steal cookies from the Girl Scouts at Wal-Mart
  • 8. Just because I’m suffering with depression Doesn’t mean I’m a psycho. Doesn’t mean people don’t show me affection. Doesn’t mean I have a cutting problem. Just because I’m going to the ALC Doesn’t mean I won’t be effective at learning. Doesn’t mean I will drop out of high school. Doesn’t mean I won’t get the help I need to graduate. Just because I sometimes hang out with people who make bad decisions Doesn’t mean I’m a bad kid who will shoplift. Doesn’t mean I will fight other kids. Doesn’t mean I will ruin my life or end up in jail.
  • 9. Just because I’m a teen mother, Doesn’t mean I don’t say “I love you” to my daughter daily. Doesn’t mean I can’t provide clothes, diapers or wipes for my daughter. Doesn’t mean I won’t go sleepless nights for her. Just because I got pregnant at a young age, Doesn’t mean I was being immature. Doesn’t mean my life is crumbling. Doesn’t mean I can’t go bowling every Monday. Just because I don’t have many friends, Doesn’t mean I will turn my back when you’re talking. Doesn’t mean I don’t like you. Doesn’t mean you can gossip behind my back.
  • 10. Just because I’m upset or mad most of the time, Doesn’t mean that I’m not a fun person to be around. Doesn’t mean that I don’t enjoy life. Doesn’t mean that I will say offensive things if you attempt to talk to me. Just because I’m a fighter, Doesn’t mean I enjoy hurting people physically. Doesn’t mean that I’m always a threat. Doesn’t mean I talk big about it. Just because I’m overprotective of friends and family, Doesn’t mean that I can’t control my instincts to respond. Doesn’t mean I stand up to protect only my friends. Doesn’t mean I won’t attempt to hear both sides first.
  • 11. Just because I go to the ALC Doesn’t mean I am not smart like other kids Doesn’t mean I am a lazy person who just slacks off and does nothing Doesn’t mean I am a bad kid who doesn’t care Just because I work at McDonalds Doesn’t mean I am a deadbeat Doesn’t mean that is going to be my job forever Doesn’t mean I am a slacker who can’t find any better job Just because I like heavy metal and rock Doesn’t mean it’s devil music Doesn’t mean I am a hard core metal fan Doesn’t mean I am a violent person to be around
  • 12. Just because I’ve been in trouble in the past Doesn’t mean I’ve gone to jail. Doesn’t mean my parents didn’t raise me in a good environment. Doesn’t mean I go to the mall to cause trouble. Just because I’m Vietnamese Doesn’t mean my parents work and own nail shops. Doesn’t mean my parents were part of the Viet Cong. Doesn’t mean I get straight A’s in Algebra. Just because I go to the ALC Doesn’t mean I’m going to drop out of high school. Doesn’t mean I have a baby on the way. Doesn’t mean I'm on probation.
  • 13. Just because I’m nice, Doesn’t mean you can take advantage of me. Doesn’t mean you can’t hurt me. Doesn’t mean I don’t have bad days. Just because I’m Mexican, Doesn’t mean all I eat is Taco Bell. Doesn’t mean I jump fences. Doesn’t mean I only speak Spanish and say “adios” Just because I’m short, Doesn’t mean I can’t play basketball. Doesn’t mean I can’t reach the plates on the top shelf Doesn’t mean I’m a midget.
  • 14. Just because I’m Mexican Doesn’t mean I’m in the U.S illegally Doesn’t mean I’m going to carry drugs into this country Doesn’t mean I can’t speak English well Just because I’m Mexican Doesn’t mean I’m going to be in a Mexican mafia Doesn’t mean I don’t have money Doesn’t mean that I won’t try a burger and fries Just because I’m Mexican Doesn’t mean I have a low rider Doesn’t mean I eat beans everyday Doesn’t mean I'm running away from my problems
  • 15. Just because I’m teen mom Doesn’t mean I cant take care of my son Doesn’t mean I can’t be a good mom Doesn’t mean I struggle like other moms Just because I’m in Rochester ALC Doesn’t mean I don’t act right Doesn’t mean I'm not smart Doesn’t mean I beat up on people Just because I’m black Doesn’t mean that I'm racist Doesn’t mean my ancestors were slaves Doesn’t mean I'm not like you
  • 16. Just because I’m brown Doesn’t mean I’m Mexican Doesn’t mean I’m just one race Doesn’t mean I’m not American Just because I’m half Asian Doesn’t mean I’m the smartest in Science and Math Doesn’t mean I get all A’s Doesn’t mean I’m racist against others Just because I’m a girl Doesn’t mean I can’t play Call Of Duty: Black Ops Doesn’t mean I can’t tackle you in football Doesn’t mean I have to wear pink dresses all the time
  • 17. just because i’m african doesn’t mean i’m a slave doesn’t mean i have aids or other diseases doesn’t mean i’m poor just because i’m bisexual doesn’t mean i’ll hit on every girl doesn’t mean i don’t like guys doesn’t mean i’m against straights just because i’m strong and confident doesn’t mean i’m cocky doesn’t mean i’m hating on others doesn’t mean i’m inconsiderate Don’t judge a book by its cover
  • 18. Just because I’m short, Doesn’t mean I wont’ be able to reach my dream of becoming a nurse. Doesn’t mean I have to wear heels all the time. Doesn’t mean I always need extra help reaching things. Just because I’m Mexican, Doesn’t mean I’m in the Los Carnales 13. Doesn’t mean I’m racist to everyone. Doesn’t mean I always eat Tamales. Just because I listen to rap, Doesn’t mean I swear all the time. Doesn’t mean I don’t like Keith Urban. Doesn’t mean I have to be black to understand the emotions.
  • 19. Just because I’m slow Doesn’t mean I have a low IQ Doesn’t mean I don’t know anything Doesn’t mean I have the attention span of a fly Just because I’m a gamer Doesn’t mean I have no life Doesn’t mean I waste my time everyday Doesn’t mean I don’t go outside Just because I’m a hard listener Doesn’t mean I don’t listen all the time Doesn’t mean when you talk I don’t listen Doesn’t mean I don’t care what you have to say
  • 20. Just because I’m Cambodian Doesn’t mean I can’t play basketball for the Oklahoma City Thunder Doesn’t mean I eat pit bulls for dinner Doesn’t mean I am a genius at math Just because I’m Cambodian Doesn’t mean I can’t eat chicken nuggets from McDonalds Doesn’t mean I am fob ( fresh off the boat ) Doesn’t mean I am dark-skinned Just because I go to the ALC Doesn’t mean I’ve committed a crime Doesn’t mean I am stupid Doesn’t mean I am not going to graduate from high school
  • 21. Just because I’m Hispanic Doesn’t mean I don’t know English. Doesn’t mean I'm a wetback. Doesn’t mean I do cruel things. Just because I’m so serious Doesn’t mean I'm an unkind person. Doesn’t mean I don’t like anybody. Doesn’t mean I don’t have a sense of humor. Just because I’m a silent person Doesn’t mean I have to speak about something all the time. Doesn’t mean I don’t have any friends to hang out with. Doesn’t mean I’m weird.
  • 22. Just because I’m slow Doesn’t mean I’m falling behind in school Doesn’t mean I have F’s in every class Doesn’t mean I’m going to be a homeless man in the future Just because I’m Cambodian/Laos Doesn’t mean I'm good at doing math Doesn’t mean that I’m a human calculator Doesn’t mean I eat pitbulls and Garfield Just because I wear skinny jeans Doesn’t mean that I’m gay Doesn’t mean I wear leggings Doesn’t mean that they’re girl jeans
  • 23. Just because I’m flexible, Doesn’t mean I’m some preppy girl who shows off on a balance beam. Doesn’t mean I use backflips and splits to impress boys. Doesn’t mean I only compete in cheerleading. Just because I kick it with people who have piercings and tattoos, Doesn’t mean I’m going to steal at the mall. Doesn’t mean I have bad friends who only smoke, drink, and party. Doesn’t mean I try really hard to fit in with people. Just because I usually get what I ask for, Doesn’t mean I’m bratty or stuck up. Doesn’t mean I don’t work for what I have and what I get. Doesn’t mean I get everything how I want it when I want it.
  • 24. Just because I’m overweight, Doesn’t mean I eat burgers and fries everyday. Doesn’t mean I can’t walk at the mall with my friends. Doesn’t mean I sit and watch Ellen all day. Just because I’m serious, Doesn’t mean I’m not fun to hang out with at a sleepover. Doesn’t mean I can’t take a joke about myself. Doesn’t mean I’m not nice to people at school. Just because I’m short, Doesn’t mean I can’t run for my dreams. Doesn’t mean I can’t keep up with you when we’re at the mall. Doesn’t mean I can’t reach for something on top of the freezer.
  • 25. Just because I wear glasses Doesn’t mean I can’t see what’s going on or the meaning of the world around me Doesn’t mean I have four eyes Doesn’t mean I can’t function without spectacles Just because I have meat on my bones Doesn’t mean I eat like a horse Doesn’t mean I'm not fit as an athlete Doesn’t mean I don’t like my body Just because I’m short Doesn’t mean I need a stepping stool Doesn’t mean I can’t reach the noodles on the top shelf Doesn’t mean I wish I was tall
  • 26. Just because I’m black Doesn’t mean that I act loud and obnoxious Doesn’t mean that I only eat fried chicken and drink Kool-Aid Doesn’t mean that I have to act tough towards everyone Just because I go to an ALC Doesn’t mean that I've been in fights and gotten kicked out of my home school Doesn’t mean that I had a child and was forced to go here Doesn’t mean that I was dumb and had to go to an easier school Just because I’m a guy Doesn’t mean that we have it easier than girls Doesn’t mean that we can’t be judged like girls Doesn’t mean that I can’t cry at my uncle’s funeral
  • 27. Just because I’m black Doesn’t mean I'm ghetto Doesn’t mean I love chicken Doesn’t mean I like to fight. Just because I’m little Doesn’t mean I can’t see billboards Doesn’t mean I can fit into small spaces Doesn’t mean people can bully me Just because I’m from the Southside Doesn’t mean I saw someone getting shot Doesn’t mean I got robbed for my money Doesn’t mean I break into other people’s houses