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‘Racism … it’s not meant to be seen, but you can definitely feel it.’

The "Your Fellow Americans" team visits the Shafé family, part 4

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“You notice it if you come to this country and try to be different.”— Kian Shafé, Iranian Immigrant

Kian Shafé came to the United States in 1955 on a student visa from Tehran, Iran. The youngest of four children, he came to study in the U.S. after political shifts interrupted his education in Iran. In the video above, Kian, his children and his grandchildren share their thoughts on racism and prejudice in America.

KCPT’s Hale Center for Journalism presents Your Fellow Americans, a documentary web series exploring race, immigration and the American Dream. In this pilot season, join multiple generations from six different families as they discuss their American experience around the dinner table. Watch episodes, go behind the scenes and join the conversation at kcpt.org/yourfellowamericans.

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