Cool Like Me Analysis

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W.E.B Du states “the problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the colorline…” Today, the twenty first century, the color line is still alive. We are living in a world that is so cruel when it comes to what color you are. We are all equal, color should not define who we are as humans. I am tan, and people automatically assume because I am tan I am Mexican. I am white, though. The assumption that I am Mexican bothers me because if I was Mexican does it really matter. I do not believe my color should have an effect on how people treat me. If I was Mexican though, I would still be myself. My color does not define who I am. People are quick to judge someone by their color. If I was a different color or Mexican would it define me? No. In middle school, there was a higher population of Mexicans in my class than other race. We had cliques, but it was never Mexicans over there and White people over there. We had cliques based over our interests and hobbies. I never thought of them differently. We were all just friends hanging out with each other.…show more content…
Everyone is capable of accomplishing anything they want as long as you put the effort into it. When people say “Black people are faster than white people”, it is just a stereotype that black people are faster than white people. In reality, if you try your best and practice you can run as fast as others. Donnell Alexander argues “The question of whether black people are cooler than white people is a dumb one, and one that I imagine a lot of people will find offensive” (pg.415). I do not agree with him. We are the same, no one is cooler than the other just because they are of a different color. Being cool means you are known more by others then someone else who is not “cool.” We were made the same way as others and living in the same

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