Minorities: The Most Important Person In My Life Essay

For long as I can remember, it has been said by society that minorities, first generation, and people with low income do not stand a chance graduating high school, let alone get into college. Although, I have not faced discrimination from others, I have faced it from, at the time, the most important person in my life. My father.
He’d start off the morning by saying, “Evelyn, sometimes it is hard to believe that you have good grades.” My shoulders sag. “Come on Evelyn; do not tell me your brother is smarter than you,” he says calmly. “Evelyn, I do not know how you get A’s and B’s. Your brain must only work at school.” I put my head down. I feel my eyes filling up with tears by the second. I just want time to go by fast because I cannot take it any longer. I keep forcing myself to bite my lip so that I feel…

If it was not for my father then I would not have known my ability to have grit. I have become more motivated to become a better person. I feel confident in that I can prove my father wrong in that I am a smart individual and will be successful. His words are no longer going to have the power to bring me down. It became a habit to hear my father’s words, so I started to focus more on a positive mindset on how I was going to get through hard situations that were similar to this. I anticipate to go through racial discrimination throughout these four years, and I know that when it does happen my reaction will be calmer and mentally prepared for ignorant people because of what I have gone through with my father. I will overcome this obstacle by ignoring and reminding myself that it is people’s rude comments that are motivating me to attack them with my success. There will be times where in my journey to success I will come across people that will make me work twice as hard to get the education I need because I am from a low income family, first generation, and a…