Being An Inner City Student Essay

1345 Words Dec 12th, 2016 6 Pages
Being an inner city student for most of my elementary school years, I had never actually been introduced to or recognized student diversity because back then I didn 't really need to. I had an african american teacher and majority of the students were african american. I felt comfortable in all situations because I could find someone who was “ like me”. Fast forward a few years later, that was no longer the case. Moving to Woodbury was a culture shock. No longer did I feel that certain comfortability that I’d always felt in the city school. I now was the minority.Classes usually have about 3-4 minority students in a class of about 20. In classes I usually felt alone or like I only could have friends who were “like me” because those were the only type of friends I had ever known. As the years went by and I got old I began to notice the increasing student diversity in the middle school and high school. This of course excited me because for me that meant more people I could connect to and share what i felt like was a struggle , with. Although I was excited about the change, it only forced me to begin to notice the lack of diversity in the faculty of the schools I had attended. By the time I had reached fourth grade I’d already had 3 minority teachers but when I moved I hadn 't had a single one until 10th grade. This lack of diversity caused me to question why I saw little faculty of color? This is not only a problem in the suburbs but a problem countrywide.…

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