By Maggie Blunk
Zubair Rushk is a student at UNC. But prior to college, he fled to the U.S. from Syria as a refugee in 2004. He did so after being imprisoned for teaching Kurdish students out of his home, despite laws prohibiting Kurds from practicing their language or culture.
Rushk is now a U.S. citizen, but he still faces discrimination in the Triangle, a community he has come to call home.
Maggie Blunk has his story.