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Hunger of Memory: The Education of Richard Rodriguez - Profession, Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

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Profession, Chapter 3 Summary

Affirmative action ushers in the Third World Student Movement. Minority students, who now had the opportunity to attend college, did not agree to sacrifice their culture for it. Richard observes students on campus who continue to speak in their native tongues and embrace their culture through physical appearance. Black American students began to point out the differences in their culture and the white culture. They requested ethnic studies departments, where they could learn about themselves. Richard is on campus with his parents one day, when they spot a group of Hispanic students wearing serapes. Richard says that he needs to laugh at their attempts to maintain their culture in public, but he does not.

Richard is happy when he learns he is receiving a fellowship to study in London. He was away from the minority students, but felt lonely and ready to come home. He...

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