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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