More than what meets the eye

Brooke Evans,
Auburn, GA

Many people assume that because I’m white I have all of the opportunity or the upper hand compared to people of other races. While in some cases that might be true, I’ve faced my own struggles too. I didn’t always have it easy growing up and I’ve had to work hard for what I have. I’ve been working and paving my way from the time I was 16. I’ve supported myself and paid my way through school. I’ve seen many people have things handed to them, but that has never been me. This goes back to how I define race. It is more than what meets the eye. You never know what people are dealing with from the outside. Always be kind. Never assume. Love people.

 

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