And like my first year in community college when an African-American employee insisted that I needed to take the zero credit English course. It did not matter that English was my first language or that I had just completed two years of high school in America. Even when I took the placement test and was placed in an honors English class, she tried to convince me to take the English for international students because I needed it, and it would be simpler for me to digest, she said. I spoke better English than she, and I knew it. I wrote better than she, and I had no doubt about that either. Her use of wrong tenses betrayed her. In this instance, I hoped I was profiled for being an immigrant, not for being black and immigrant.