Myrdith Leon Mccormack: Hill Harper: Big Brother, Big Dreams
Huffington Post - about 4 years
For the first part of my life, I lived in Haiti. I remember some of that time, but it comes to me in spurts. What I remember most is the life we started here in America. Attending school, making friends and adjusting to a new culture were part of my growing process here. It came with so many liberties which were not prevalent in my native land; the freedom, the abundance of resources available to us -- food, education, material possessions. The opportunities were extraordinary. Yes, we faced hardship growing up in the '70s and '80s, with racial stereotyping, crime, drugs taking over certain neighborhoods. But, I still recall having a positive experiences and people in my life to guide me, either by choice, need or force, preventing me from going down the wrong path. Thank goodness for my mother's relentless passion, love, dedication and sense of responsibility. My sister, brother and I grew up to be dependable, socially conscious adults.
Today, having my own children, I see
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