Aizaiah Yong has spent the last eight years working in educational, religious, and nonprofit leadership. He is a sought out speaker on issues of race and religion and has presented keynotes over one hundred times. He currently lives in California with his wife and two small children while he served as a doctoral fellow with the Hispanic Theological Initiative and the Fetzer Institute.
I was playing basketball in seventh grade when someone yelled out, “Look, it’s Yao Ming!” At first, I didn’t know if this was a compliment or if the person was ignorant. I then realized they were making fun of the color of my skin.