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Jonathan Gold September 7, 2005 First-Year Preceptorial Black Ice Essay The challenges we face in are lifetime and the decisions that follow are what separates one person from the next, it is what helps to create individuality. Lorene Cary is given the challenge to succeed in a predominantly white and male society. She feels repressed by her fellow white students and faculty because of her color, and is torn between the decision to adopt the white world and fit in, or struggle to maintain her born heritage, and manage to succeed. It is difficult to adapt to a new place and not feel a little uncomfortable, especially if most of the people around you don’t have the same skin color, or share the same gender. Libby was lucky, her ambition and hard work ethic helped her to form higher standards and goals for herself. She refuses to be controlled by the stereotypes of the average black woman. When her warning grades came around, it was a real wakeup call for her. “I wished that I could be satisfied with what everyone said was a good, solid start
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