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Amya Carson

What stereotype do you wish didn't exist?

The biggest racial stereotype I’ve encountered and wish we could erase is that black people don’t care about school and that we have no work ethic. I’ve seen this stereotype in a lot of places where people underestimate our work ethic. This is especially visible with black students who come from low income families because the students have to work so hard outside of school that it becomes hard to balance schoolwork. This stereotype has definitely impacted me because I’ve had people assume that I’m just dumb and that I don’t care about school. Yeah, I just wish our community could erase that negative stereotype.
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Amya Carson, sophomore

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