Second Year

College of Engineering

White

“I may be white, but I have witnessed many accounts of racism, some even committed by people close to me. In my very first college class I sat next to an African American guy in engineering 131, we began talking and I found out he grew up very close to where I’m from. Then guy sitting across from us then piped in and told him that because he grew up  near Gary and was (and I quote) “black as fuck” he probably only got into purdue because of affirmative action and that he’d probably fail out before the end of the year.”

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