Being Born Into A Caucasian Middle Class Family Essay

833 Words Mar 23rd, 2016 4 Pages
Being born into a caucasian middle-class family was not something that I chose or had any power over. My life could be much different than it is now had my parents, or may I say birth parents, kept me. I do not like to use the phrase “given up” as my parent did not just give me away to some strange family, but I was put into a middle-class family so that I could live a “happy” life. My biological parents, more my mother, were not in the position to raise a baby. At the age of eighteen and living closer to the poverty level than the middle-class, they knew that they could not afford to raise me, both mentally and financially. Through my entire life, I have never had to worry about where our next meal is coming from, I have had never worried about being out in my neighborhood at night, I have never been afraid of the lights not coming back on. A hidden privilege I have experienced is the fact that I went to a private school and never thought twice about it. Pre-seventh grade I was homeschooled along with my younger sister and then after that I went to a very small, and expensive, private school. I hated it, yet I never gave it a second thought. I was not being forced to go there, I was not forcing my parents to pay the extravagant tuition for six years, I never thought twice about getting a new homecoming dress every year, I never thought twice about being able to have the money to get a prom dress. I always had a lunch either packed or money to buy hot lunch, I never took the…

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