I am writing an additional essay for a school regarding "any special circumstances, background, personal struggle" and wanted to know if a certain phrase might raise some red flags. I realize that the context it is in will make a big difference, but I will generalize for the sake of expediency.
I was born in this country but learned the language of parents before I went to elementary school (so little to no English). The point I am trying to make is that even though I am not an identifable URM, I did struggle with the language and my identity growing up. Here is the phrase:
"Eventually I recognized that even though my skin color was white like the other students in my class, I was very different and would struggle learning the language of the place I called home."
Feedback is greatly appreciated.