Closing remarks

Over the course of being in this class, I haven’t really been any more alerted about the injustices and unfairness of America in any new forms than the ones I have already known. Being the skin color I am, I’m already aware of the challenges I will have to face as I go forward in life. My views on these issues are still the same as well: if we as a ethnic, race, people show that we are greater than the injustices and hardships we have to face, we take the power from those instating them, thus allowing us to proceed as a people and generally do better in life. Kids growing up through hardships and struggles due to society and circumstance giving them this hand to grow up with should be treated as a delicate flower rather than a disease that needs to be contained. I remember my 5th grade teacher telling me that, the day our names are put on a birth certificate, a new jail cell is built for us, already awaiting day we fall into the blatant trap laid out for us from birth. I always figured that we just shouldn’t go to prison… but it isn’t as simple as that. Growing un a city like Detroit is a different experience than, say, being raised in Farmington hills. You see different types of stores, environments, neighborhoods, and most importantly, different types of people. In Detroit, for instance, it isn’t unusual to see a marijuana dispensary every 1 to 2 blocks. In Farmington, they seem to be nonexistent. In Detroit, McDonald’s, Burger King, and Wendy’s are seen at nearly every corner. In other cities, healthier restaurant chains are available for easy access. Its these types of subliminal differences that helped open my eyes to the many different issues of fairness that people face in the world. Realizing this at the young age that I did, I have already been prepared for the hardships and struggles I, and others, would possibly face in our futures.

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