From the moment they accidentally bumped into each other on campus at the University of Illinois, Chicago, in August 2016, Kia Ashley Burks and Anthony Joseph Misiak have believed they were perfectly suited for each other.
“He knows my mind,” said Ms. Burks, 24, who goes by Ashley. “He sees me.”
Unfortunately, there were far less pleasant bumps ahead.
Ms. Burks, who is Black, recalled a time that a man spat in their faces when she and Mr. Misiak, who is 25 and the son of Polish…
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