I, Too, Am America
America, the melting pot of the world, and yet its different races have so
trouble melding together.
According to statistics, in all probability, I have a
than any other race teenager of not graduating from high school.
all I do is
eat fried chicken, sell drugs, and play basketball.
In society, I might work twice
as hard as
the next man and not get the promotion.
I am a part of the percentage who chooses
defy the probability, break the stereotype, and change society.
I, Too, Am
Unfortunately, in my experience through junior and senior high, the common
attitude towards education has been one of neglect.
Not caring about one "F," or
other, careening through high school with a gpa of 1.5.
However, there are those
really care about their grades, earning the respect of their peers and friends.
strive to be
in the latter group, so that I can better myself.
For every black student who
extra effort, that better grade, there will be another person who becomes more