Sample Essay : Mis Education

1600 Words Jul 30th, 2015 7 Pages

“All you ever want to do is remind me I am black. But, goddamn it,
I also am.”- John Williams

I thought graduating from high school was the sign I had been waiting for. I was the only one besides my mother to actually achieve this accredited academic milestone. Neither of my sisters, who are both older than me, ever reached this pinnacle. As the youngest in my immediate family, I felt a sense of pride that would have been bestowed upon a prince, which had just conquered the quest to acquire the unattainable chalice of knowledge. It was this very accomplishment that gave me the courage and confidence to continue a degree of higher education. It wasn’t until a month or two later that reality came knocking at my door. Rick, who happens to be white, is a friend of and schoolmate; he was applying for colleges all across the country. His first choice was Columbia University. Not the school of prestige located in New York City, but the highly celebrated school for multi-media and arts in Chicago. Because I was the one who taught him what he knew about music, and I introduced him to the world of digital recording; he came up with the ingenious plan of let’s go together. After talking with my mother, who was so excited to hear that I wanted to further my education. I called the school’s admissions office to request an…

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