Essay_7 - Other African Americans began to tell me that I...

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As a young African American female, I have not experienced the many discriminatory acts that my ancestors experienced. However, there have been times when I felt like I was less of a person when compared to young white females. I have been blessed with very wonderful parents. I have been provided with many opportunities that many African Americans are not provided with. I went to private school from Kindergarten through sixth grade. Even though I could count the number of African Americans that attended this school throughout the time that I was there on one hand, I never really knew that I was “different” from the other children there, due to the Biblical values and beliefs that the teachers installed into every student. This all changed when I went to public school, beginning in 7 th grade. I wasn’t really teased by the white students in public school, I was teased by those of my own color. I became “the rich black girl”, due to the fact that I attended private school, while many of the other African American students were not able to afford it.
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Unformatted text preview: Other African Americans began to tell me that I thought I was “too good” for them, which was definitely not the case. Because I attended private school in my elementary years, I did carry myself a little different than the “typical African Americans”. I had never really interacted with other African American children, besides my siblings and church family. I was told, by African American students, that I talk like a white girl, that I was stuck up, that all I hang around with is white people, and that I thought I was too smart to interact with them. While many may take these comments as compliments, I was really offended. I wanted nothing more than African American friends that could relate to. The African American students eventually adapted to me, and some of those people who did make fun of me for being the “white, black girl” were some of the best friends I had throughout junior high and high school....
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