These words could not better describe the attitudes of my fellow students and peers since the tender age of eleven and throughout my high school period.
I studied in predominantly white private institution based in Maryland. I was subjected to numerous racist names like Midnight, Oreo, Double Stuff, Dark Skin just to mention a few. Living in a neighbourhood and attending a school that was far removed from my culture and origin, I started to feel meaningless as my efforts of being accepted with my peers bore no fruit. Normally I neither paid attention to those insults, nor reported them to the responsible administration in order to avoid confrontation. I was to realise later that my desensitization to racist taunting led to shame due to my skin colour. When and how, I wondered, shall I make a distinction according to my worth and accomplishment? When shall I make my stand against such prejudice? The answer came when I had a closer look at New York City and my family heritage.
Though I have not visited the city before, I was aware of the reputation of the city as a hub of diversities and a melting pot of all cultures. It is there that someone comes across people of different colours, sexualities, religions and social-economic statuses. The existence and integration of people of different backgrounds in this city further consolidated my belief in working against prejudice and in the service of others. I now realise that I have to act on these convictions, unlike my behaviour at high school. My individuality is described by the following beliefs: to help those that suffer prejudice, those that do not have an opportunity to reach the required level of education enabling them to make a stand, and to help the many that suffer in Africa or some other places.
My desire to help people is also fuelled by my family heritage in public service. My father is the direct progeny of Nigerian royalty. Though Nigeria is not controlled by political or royal figures, my family has
My aspiration in law emanates from a family heritage that has showed me the joy and fruits of helping others, as well as familiarity with racism at a tender age. Nick Nolte in the movie Hotel Rwanda utters the significant words "You are not even a nigger. You are an…
This force that is greatly beyond our comprehension and at the same time encompassing of our entire lives. The concurrence of destiny with that omniscient force, these are the real reasons why we are where we are today. This is the motivation why I am writing this.
The author states that he was unable to make any friends as there was a communication gap between him and other students. These incidents of embarrassment and lack of knowledge of English language crushed his confidence. While living in Toronto, he was required to use good English to adopt the profession of his choice.
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