Growing up Filipina in Lamont

High-school junior Lynnete Layus is distinct in her hometown. Lamont is over 80 percent Latino, and as a Filipina-American, she occupies a tiny fraction of the one-percent minority Asian population. After years of feeling like a bullied outsider, she’s found pride in her difference. “There’s something about having a unique last name that is different from everyone else’s that makes me feel content.” Her commentary is on South Kern Sol.


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