Race And Class Does Not Determine A Person 's Success Essay

924 Words Oct 30th, 2014 4 Pages
"If we do not take advantage of our opportunities, it is our own fault." (Thomas J. Watson). There is always an opportunity for everyone who live in the United States. No matter what race they are or how many money they have in their bank account, each, and individual of them have the opportunity to go to school to gain knowledge of how to become successful. Some people take the advantage of the opportunities by working hard and succeed, but some don’t. Those who try and give their best will indeed become successful because they didn 't let their race or class get in the way of their study. By working hard, one day their hard work will payoff. Race and class does not determine a person’s success. Dedication, commitment, and determination makes a person take a chance to become successful in life.
Race and class do not determine a person’s success because when a person is dedicated to their work, everything will work out for them even if they come from a difficult situation. For example, Maya Angelou was an African-American author, poet, dancer, actress and singer. She is from a divorce parent and went to live with her grandmother at a young age. She was molested by her mother boyfriend, however, her powerful speeches still remains alive to these day. “Her life..with rape scenes, poverty, abuse..struggling to build a life” (Avery, “What make Maya Angelou become successful”). Even though Angelou had horrible childhood memories, she managed to stay positive and dedicated…

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