A Memoir About My Life Essay

992 Words Sep 13th, 2016 4 Pages
This essay is going to be a memoir about my life. A part of my life where I found myself attacked because of my race, ethnicity and nationality. After sacrificing everything I was left with nothing. I became depressed, forcing me to change my lifestyles and become the person I am today. Race is something that we are born with, we can’t change it. We are born with it and have to bear the injustice that also comes with it. In Learning To Be White by Doctor Thandeka, She says in the preface that “no one is born white”, which can also be used as no one chooses to be born their race (preface). It is one of the biggest factors that causes discrimination. It started for me at the age of four-years old. It was about a year after 9/11, I lived in a conservative area of Missouri, where my family was the only people of color. We were poor, even though both my parents worked. We didn’t have a car and most of my clothes were passed down from my brother, who is seven years older than me. I had to walk myself to school that was about five miles away. It was my first day of kindergarten, I walked to the entrance of the school. The rose-red brick church stood with the sun at its back, exaggerating the facade of a refuge. The transparent door gave me a glimpse the enjoyable atmosphere. Unaware of the hell I was getting myself into, I opened the door and took my first step into the school. Ring the door sung and almost instantaneously, what was once an enjoyable atmosphere changed into a…

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