James Gerdeman tells the story
of real life situations that shows people can make progress when given a chance. Using examples of his
own life experiences he shows how people are accountable for their actions and how people form opinions based on observations
they make. The difficulty of meeting Affirmative Action Goals is described using creative examples that
show the give and take from both ends of the equation. This essay of real life experiences includes direct
personal snippets, TV images, and actions of Middle America. The publication of White on Black
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