Black Stereotypes In School

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In 2009, my family moved from the city to the suburbs. A lot of the things changed for the better; safer neighborhoods, better schools . . . it had seemed as if we 'd made it. But all that changed after the first day of school. At my school, black students weren 't very abundant; to be honest the only thing that was about us was the stereotypes. So when I arrived, some students assumed I was a stereotype. They assumed that I was poor, couldn 't talk properly, wasn 't smart, and had an obsessed with fried chicken, watermelon, and Kool-Aid. Now after a couple weeks, students realized that I wasn 't like the common stereotype of African Americans. And to them since I wasn 't like the black stereotype, I wasn 't black. After being told

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