How to handle prejudice

Moving to Lancaster County has been interesting.

First, “Hershberger” isn’t such an unusual name. It is a Amish/Mennonite name, after all, and this is Lancaster County. There are a few of them here.

Since we came here 8 years ago, my wife has had to deal with people who were not expecting a Vietnamese woman when she introduced herself as “Alexis Hershberger” over the phone to them.

But even better has been this encounter that she related to me recently.

woman: Do you go to the Vietnamese church?

Alexis: No, we go to the Greek Orthodox church.

woman (surprised): Oh, when did you and your husband come to the States?

Alexis: We moved here from New Orleans 8 years ago.

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