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Hunger of Memory: The Education of Richard Rodriguez - Profession, Chapter 2 Summary & Analysis

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Profession, Chapter 2 Summary

Richard discusses his views on affirmative action in more detail. He admits that he saw affirmative action have a negative effect on the very students it was supposed to help. Many black Americans, who were admitted to college, because they were minorities, lacked the skills and education to continue and excel in college. The minority students struggled. Richard saw the teachers who eagerly rushed them into the classroom either abandon them and turn their backs when they failed, or pushed them through to the next class out of pity. Some students were in graduate school with Richard and had never written a paper. Richard asks if these consequences really help the minority student move forward.

Profession, Chapter 2 Analysis

Richard indirectly states his opinion about affirmative action. The program will not work to the minority student's advantage, unless the program is set up at the beginning...

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