When I was a student at the University of Connecticut's Landscape Architecture Department, between the years of 2003 and 2006, I experienced harassment and discrimination. It was primarily based on my race, and by that I mean, that was the way the people harassing me chose to come at me – how it was framed. I also understand that people get involved in things like racial discrimination on a group level for many reasons, regarding their own personal psychological makeup and individual backgrounds. I even knew that then, to an extent, and though it didn't make it any easier or less illegal, it helped me successfully put it into its rightful context. That is important to surviving any harassment situation.