My Life Of My Father

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I was born to parents who were in their late 30’s, early 40’s and considered by the government standard as being middle class. My mother was rushed to the hospital on March 14th, 1995 in Brandon, Florida. This made me the youngest of their three children. My sister is ten years older than I am and my brother is seven years older. After I turned two years old my family packed up and moved to Mobile, Alabama, where I would eventually grow up to become who I am today. My father took a job as the head of the grounds crew at Spring Hill College. He was also serving in the Air Force Reverses as an on-base security officer. My mother took a job as manager for a company called Sodexo. We were not rich by any means but we were also not poor by any means. We always had food to eat and clothes to wear. My parents always made sure me and my siblings had the things we needed and wanted. During Christmas, we always had gifts from “Santa”. Thanksgiving we gathered around as a family and there was plenty of food. I feel that I have been very fortunate with my upbringing and with my family. I know that being white and being from a middle class family has benefited me greatly. I know there is not a time in my life that I can recall being discriminated against. That certainly is benefit in everyday life that I couldn’t imagine someone thinking negatively of me because of simply who I am. I hate that people have to go through discrimination just because of their race, ethnicity, or religion.
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