Essay about If I Were A Poor Black Kid

1198 Words Apr 22nd, 2016 null Page
Blog writer, Gene Marks, talks in his article "If I Were A Poor Black Kid", expressing his steps to be taken as a poor, young, African American child in Philadelphia. He overviews topics like technology opportunities, study habits and, goals to give yourself as a means to solve the issues of the setting such a child would be placed in. He says things such as "If I was a poor black kid I would first and most importantly work to make sure I got the best grades possible." Describing how if put in such a position would not be an issue. How he would succeed because he would be one of the kids who knew about the opportunities at his feet, "So many kids from West Philadelphia don’t even know these opportunities exist for them." That he says so few apparently know about. While making these arguments another blogger has voiced her opinions in this matter. Kelly Virella after reading Gene Mark 's article responds with a someone off base but historical response. She describes the past of the African American race focusing more on a history lesson than she does on "critiquing" Marks article.

While both authors have opposite points since they wrote about almost entirely different aspects of gender inequality. Gene goes into his discussion of how to make a young African American successful from a late age in America. Kelly talks about how if oppression of African Americans had never been present and they had never had to fight to get to where they are today then an article like Gene…

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