United we stand, divided we fall.

Chad Beauvais,
Bend, OR.

You are exactly right for sharing your real story. Many people feel the same way as you do and have similar experiences. I was told that there was no financial aid for me because I was predominantly white (even though I had the grades and financial need to qualify), so I joined the Army for 13years in order to pay for college. I am grateful to have served my country, but I am 70% disabled because of my service. If I was any other ethnicity, I would not have had to risk life, limb and mind just to receive an education. Where is my so called white privilege? I traced my lineage back several generations to find that not only did none of my ancestors own slaves, my grandmother was an indentured Irish orphan servant (slave) to English foster parents.

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