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Hunger of Memory: The Education of Richard Rodriguez - Profession, Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

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Profession, Chapter 4 Summary

When Richard taught at Berkeley in the 1960s, student riots and protests would constantly take place. Strong opinions were made about the Vietnam War. According to Richard, students played the role of victims. Students of all races claimed oppression and unfair treatment. The 1970s brought a different type of student. Richard thinks students were more consumed with what grade they made in a class than gaining an appreciation of their advantages. White people started to complain that affirmative action kept them from getting into schools. Although Richard was against affirmative action, he was disturbed by the selfishness of the white students. Richard heard no white student talk about helping to advance education for their race, including the lower class. They only spoke of needing help to advance education for themselves. Richard supported the claims of a student, who claimed he was struggling for success. His...

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