Being white in the state of Alabama automatically means that most people assume the worst. I was raised in the State of California where race truly is not even a topic of discussion. I grew up not looking at the color of a persons skin but how tough it is. I want to surround myself with people that are going to make me a better person whether they are Asian, Indian, Black, or White. It hurts me that people assume the worst without getting to know someone. Looking at this wall It makes me upset that we have come so far as a country and yet race is still such a big problem. I understand that in my situation makes it easier for me in some situation but my parents raised me right.