Dear Professor, I’m Sorry You Think I Don’t Deserve Higher Education, But I Do. Shame On You!

Dear Professor,

I’m sorry I don’t fit your mold of what a “university student” should look like.  Yes, I come from working-class immigrant parents.  Yes, I never imagined I would be at such a prestigious university when I can barely afford community college.  Yes, I struggle on a daily basis at trying to fit in when I clearly stick out like a sore thumb.  And yes, I am damn proud of myself for making it this far.  So please, don’t call me a social anomaly.  Please don’t tell me I don’t belong here, because last time I checked, you shouldn’t be discriminating against the young people you are supposed to teach.  I’m sorry you think I was not cut out for higher education.  But know that I don’t plan on giving up any time soon.  I will be sure to visit you when I graduate with honors in my major just to see the look on your face.

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