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Unformatted text preview: entered Naperville. The first time that Alana can recollect hearing the n word was at age four. Although she did not understand what it meant, she knew it was not a compliment because of her parents reactions. She said her mom always cried, and her dad just looked away without saying a word. When Alana was finally old enough to comprehend the vulgar language and hate of the people from Naperville, she convinced her parents to move. She and her family packed their bags and moved to a small town in Indiana when Alana was ten-years-old. Alana has since lived in Columbus, Indiana, where people did not judge her for the color of her skin....
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