16 years old, Native American (Minneapolis, Minnesota)---Janelle is Native
American from the Navajo Nation. She has been very involved in educational
issues and programs concerning Native Americans. The second oldest of a family
of seven children, Janelle is also a peer leader and counselor for younger
girls and teens at youth leadership camps. She has graduated high school and
plans on attending the University of Minnesota.
18 years old, Jewish (Manlius, New York)---In the documentary, Jonathan
was a senior in high school in upstate New York. He was a member of the orchestra
and choir, the Model United National Club and the National Honor Society.
Jonathan is interested in politics, government and music. Now a sophomore
at Brown University in Rhode Island, Jonathan spent the summer working on
Hillary Clintons senate campaign in New York.
17 years old, Haitian Emigrate (Chicago, Illinois)---Stephanie emigrated
from Haiti to the United States and has a unique perspective on race and race
relations. "Racism is new to me. In Haiti everyone is black. Automatically
everyone acts differently to me at school (here in America) because of the
way I talk. I feel I'm not a part of them. It has changed the way I think.
I thought racism was about only white fighting against black, but it is more
than that." Since the trip to Goree, Stephanie has graduated from High School
and joined the United States Army and is currently stationed in Germany.