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Unformatted text preview: Jasmin Peters April 19, 2010 Race and Poverty Journal Synopsis This journal was written in 2010 by a sophomore student at Temple University. I am a 19 year old African American at a predominantly White school. Before enrolling at Temple University I have never been to a school where the majority wasn’t African American. I am from Washington, DC which is also known as “Chocolate City” because of its large African American population. Before enrolling in this course race and poverty were issues that I learned about all throughout my primary and secondary education. Black history is taught on almost every level in my area. Race is very important to me; it affected my family for years. I am an African American female and my race is a permanent marker in a world where people see black as a negative connotation. This does not hurt me much because where people see black as negative; I see it as being beautiful. Being African American has made me stronger. I once sat and pondered why black actors, writers, and artist are so great at what they do and I came to the conclusion that it is...
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