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A topic that I find near and dear to my heart is the effects of poverty on student education. No, I did not grow up impoverished (and I'm well aware that was a blessing because my mother did), but I am one of the most empathetic people you have ever met. I know it is simple to say that people can overcome their circumstances, but the simple answer to that is there is NOTHING simple about that. Recognizing that your students have been affected by internalized racism and stereotypes, makes you that much more sensitive to their educational needs.
Read this passage written by my professor, and if you get a chance, check out the article:
As written by Dr. Christine Schwarz, Saint Joseph's University
Educate yourself, you'd be surprised what you can learn about life that you never would have known.