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I felt physical pain, but emotionally, I became numb.

JUN

Media personality

Japan

When JUN transferred to a new school in the fourth grade, his new classmates began verbally abusing him about the color of his skin. The abuse—which would sometimes get physical—took a toll, robbing JUN of his ability to feel emotions. But when the coach for his middle school basketball team started announcing his success to classmates, the boys that had once bullied JUN began looking up to him.

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