Shakir Khurshudov is from a small town in Russia called Krasnodar. He lived in Chicago, Illinois before coming to Seattle. Shakir loves to play soccer and he loves to do his work fixing cars. Shakir wants to be a doctor.
Because of Skin Color
Born in a beautiful country, Russia
But always people didn’t like us
Because of our skin color.
For them I was black.
And to be black in Russia is like being a target
They said there was no space for blacks.
Now I am in this beautiful city,
It’s a new day,
But I will never forget my days in Russia.