Racism In Huck And Jim's The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn

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I progressed through the first year of high school with the mindset of doing what was required of me-getting good grades. Unbeknownst to me, that mindset was actually restricting me.
The tenth grade was the year I recognized this. Luckily, my English teacher helped me eradicate that mindset. Through microphones, Mrs. Andrews allowed us to debate the role racism played in Huck and Jim’s relationship throughout The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, in which my respect grew for the diverse opinions of my peers. Through chat pods, she listened as we depicted the feelings of the protagonist in “Flowers for Algernon”, which gave me a new perspective on the struggles of people with mental illnesses. Through Google Docs, my classmates and I crafted
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One thing I would like to point out is how this issue and its exact opposite are occurring at the same time. Organizations such as the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, Questbridge, and Posse Foundation have created initiatives that help low income students find their way into college with enough financial aid. Nonetheless, there are still students in the US who have barely been exposed to these opportunities. As stated in the article, this lack of awareness can be cause of location, a lack of guidance counselors, and being first generation student. Thus said, a greater focus on reaching the roots of these areas has aided in decreasing these patterns. Techniques that have been implemented include sending admission officers to rural areas, providing services such as virtual college counseling, and developing more programs for first gen students. Nonetheless, the main reason why I’m this story engages my attention is because I have seen this occur in real life before. A low income friend of mine who attends my school is aspiring to be a musical producer when he becomes older. However, he believes the only path to achieve that would be through paying to attend a community college, even though his rank is in the top 25%. For the last few months, I’ve been trying to convince him to look into more selective four year colleges; yet, my level of influence is limited to the internet and phone. Nevertheless, my goal for the future is to attend a top tier school, so that I can be a living example of success for the youth that come after

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