How to be a “4th” Culture Kid in an Educational System | Hajar Khalid | TEDxYouth@AISR

In her talk, Hajar shares her experience growing up a multi-cultural, multi-racial, 3rd (or “4th”) culture kid.

As a young multicultural woman in the 12th grade, Hajar Khalid has spent a few years learning about race, culture, and identity first-hand as she herself identifies as a half Pakistani-half Trinidadian-American and someone who has lived her life thus far in Saudi Arabia. Hajar enjoys immersing herself in the arts, mostly producing music, singing, playing guitar, and performing poetry. She is very interested in social justice issues including racial inequality within public institutions. She is also interested in studying the ways in which power structures affect young, multiracial teenagers who often deal with difficulty in choosing their identity. Hajar discusses the nuances of this particular subject while including her personal anecdotes. Hajar is also a Bubble Tea connoisseur.

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