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Buo Doi To understand who Ricky was and what he became you have to look at what he was exposed to and what he went through starting at a very young age As a child in Vietnam he had no childhood as he worked selling bread on the streets to help his family The abandoned childhood made him angry as he watched the school children his age play while he had to work He experienced violence at a young age specifically death when while washing his hands in the river he noticed a dead body floating near him He commented that he accepted this to be not unusual but just the way things were in Vietnam In his familys attempt and eventual success in escaping Vietnam he was victimized in the refugee camp before he made it to America Arriving in the United States alone literally without his family he could not believe what he saw a whole new world as he describes it This new world fascinated him and he wanted to be a part of immediately and his life of abandonment and being alone would soon change dramatically As he entered High School he started to experience what it was like to be a minority in the US The other students at school begin to call him names and he experienced the racial bias that make up American society The further he withdrew from the name calling gook nip and the more isolated he became ultimately he drew closer to those like him He found new friends friends who spoke his language understood him could relate to him he was no longer alone Within these friends Ricky felt accepted wanted and he felt like he belonged They would share their life experiences stories likes and dislikes all of the things that brought them together He had a family a family from the heart as he would say In reality Ricky had a
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