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Sincere Rhea

Penn State Track and Field | Age 19 | @sincere.rhea

Hello everyone, my name is Sincere Rhea. 

I am a rising sophomore track and field student-athlete. However, before any of that I am a black and latino young man. 

A police officer or anyone else doesn’t see me as a student-athlete, they see another “thug” or someone who needs to “go back home”. But why don’t they see a future doctor or future broadcaster? 

I’ve been racially profiled all my life, even getting to college. The burden of having someone follow you around the store because they are worried you might steal something is a frequent experience of mine. 

Now, racial profiling or racism may not ever end. However, we can stand unified and strong as one nation under God.