When I graduated from Lincoln University in 2012, my parents encouraged me to pursue an education in law and public policy.
My goal was to help solve the racial disparities in our criminal justice system.
I had no illusions that my life as a student would translate into a career in the legal field.
But as a white student, I was often the only person of color on campus.
I didn’t think twice about it.
My life was still largely centered around college.
At the same time, I had a black roommate.
While I was living with my roommate, he started making racial slurs at me, including the phrase “suck my dick” and a threat to “blow my fucking head off.”
This happened twice a week.
My roommate and I both grew up in the South, and we both knew I was going to be the first black student at my university.
My experience at Lincoln was far from unique.
My classmates and I struggled with the same issues as white students.
My mom was a stay-at-home mother of four, and she was struggling with a mental illness.
My father worked for the U.S. Postal Service and was unable to pay his rent.
My sisters and I attended a different college and had similar struggles.
We weren’t particularly interested in pursuing a career that would have had a greater impact on the lives of our classmates and us, as well as on our families.
In fact, I didn�t know what my future would look like as a result of my experience.
The same struggles that had forced me to choose between my education and my family also forced me into the system that was stacked against me.
I learned quickly that it wasn�t a simple choice.
I was told that it would take me years to graduate.
The next year, I chose a law degree.
But that didn�ts make it easy for me.
While Lincoln offered me an opportunity to pursue my education, the admissions process was stacked in favor of my family.
My mother, who was in her 50s, and I were told that our application would be reviewed at the same level as that of other applicants.
As a result, she would receive more offers than other applicants because her mother had the highest cumulative GPA of anyone in her class.
When I first heard about these numbers, I wondered how the admissions committee would be able to admit me to a school that would be so selective.
The admission process for law school is one of the most stressful, but it doesn�t have to be that way.
While most students have the option of applying online, the vast majority of students still have to submit their applications at the end of the year.
That�s why we have to make our voices heard.
When people like me struggle to make it through the admissions review process, we need to take responsibility for our experiences.
While there are many steps we can take to protect our communities, one of them is to support our communities.
I am so grateful that Lincoln offered a place where I could learn about the justice system and become a part of it.
Lincoln has an extensive history of race relations.
As recently as 1869, Lincoln hosted a black man who had been beaten and murdered for selling cigars.
During the Civil War, the city of Springfield also hosted a slave revolt.
Lincoln had been a founding member of the Black Republican Party.
But it wasn’t until the mid-20th century that Lincoln became a leader in the civil rights movement.
As the first white president, Abraham Lincoln is credited with helping transform the nation into a more racially and ethnically diverse society.
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 gave Congress the authority to enforce equal rights for black Americans.
But even as the civil war raged, Lincoln and other African Americans fought for civil rights throughout the country.
During this time, the number of black people in the U